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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Buju Banton gets Sentenced to 10 Years

After returning to the Sam M Gibbons Federal Court in Tampa, Florida this morning, Buju Banton has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Banton got less than the expected 15 years mandatory sentence.

In the past weeks Buju has received letters of support from Stephen Marley son of Bob Marley, a NBA baller and hollywood actor Danny Glover who called Banton a "role model, philanthropist and spiritual leader in the community".

"Your honor, Mark Myrie is not a drug dealer," Glover wrote. "Society would not benefit from his incarceration."

“The days that lie ahead are filled with despair, but I have courage and grace and I’m hopeful, and that is sufficient to carry me through,” Banton said in a statement read by his lawyer, David Markus.“The man is not dead. Don’t call him a ghost.”

Markus said they plan to appeal.

1 comment:

  1. where is the justice? usually (in my country at least) only murderers get this long sentence... be strong buju!