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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Judge has Denied Buju Banton's Request to Perform Live

Banton, 37, whose real name is Mark Myrie, wanted to perform a live concert in Miami on Dec. 26. However, U.S. Magistrate Judge Anthony Porcelli denied his request on Tuesday, saying "whatever financial pressures Banton faces do not outweigh the risk that he might flee".

Banton's attorney Wednesday asked the judge to reconsider, saying the 24-hour security detail ordered to monitor Banton as a condition of his release costs $20,000 a month. Plus, there's the cost of preparing for his upcoming drug trafficking retrial. Banton's security detail does not object to him doing the concert and would be present for the show, his lawyer says. The prosecutor does object. No word on whether he would attend.


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