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  • Reggae Star Buju Banton Denied New Trial

    Aug 8, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment

    *A federal judge has denied reggae singer Buju Banton’s request for a new trial, saying there’s no need because of a previous appeals court ruling, reports the AP. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] In June, the federal appeals court in Atlanta upheld the Jamaican singer’s 2011 conviction on cocaine conspiracy and trafficking charges. The three-judge […]

  • Legendary Reggae Producer Winston Riley Dies at 65

    Jan 20, 12 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment

      *Reggae producer Winston Riley, who has worked with the likes of Boris Gardiner and Johnny Osbourne, has died, weeks after he was shot in the head in his native Jamaica. Riley fell into a coma after he was gunned down in Kingston on Nov. 1. He died on Thursday (Jan 19) at the age […]

  • Buju Banton Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    Jun 23, 11 by EURPublisher01 6 Comments

    *Despite pleas for leniency from family members, fans and supporters, a federal judge sentenced Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton on Thursday to ten years in prison for conspiring to set up a cocaine deal. Banton was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, possession of a firearm in furtherance of […]

  • Pleas of Leniency Surround Buju Banton’s Scheduled Sentencing

    Jun 23, 11 by EURPublisher01 4 Comments

    *Family members, fans and supporters have pleaded for leniency for Grammy-winning reggae singer Buju Banton, who likely will be sentenced to prison Thursday for conspiring to set up a cocaine deal. According to the AP, dozens of letters to U.S. District Judge James S. Moody are included in the court file for the 37-year-old recording […]

  • Buju Banton Asks Court for Shorter Prison Sentence

    Jun 10, 11 by EURPublisher01 3 Comments

    *Buju Banton’s legal camp has filed papers seeking a shorter prison sentence after his February conviction of conspiring to set up a cocaine deal in Florida in 2009. The Grammy winner faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison at his sentencing hearing June 23 in Tampa federal court. In court documents filed Thursday, […]

  • Sentencing Date Set for Buju Banton

    Mar 9, 11 by EURPublisher01 1 Comment

    *A sentencing hearing has been set for June 16 for Grammy-winning Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton, reports the AP. The artist faces up to 15 years in prison after he was convicted of conspiring to set up a cocaine deal in 2009. A Tampa federal court jury last month found Banton guilty of two drug […]