Buju gets 10 years

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  1. BeyondTherapy

    BeyondTherapy Well-Known Member

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    Buju gets 10 years

    REGGAE artiste Buju Banton was today sentenced to 10 years by United States magistrate Jim Moody in the Sam M Gibbons US Court in Tampa Florida. He will be incarcerated at the FCI prison facility in Miami.

    The artiste – real name Mark Myrie – was found guilty in February of conspiring to negotiate a drug deal in a police controlled warehouse in Florida.

    The charge of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug offense was dropped however.

    The artiste was slapped with the heavy sentence despite pleas for leniency by his attorney, his children, movie star Danny Glover and other character witnesses.

    Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, seemed resigned to accept his fate and calmy accepted the verdict.

    His attorney David Oscar Markus has signalled his intent to appeal Banton's guilty verdict and indicated that he would move with alacrity to secure the artiste's release.

    The sentence was handed down in front of a packed courthouse which included members of the artiste's family, his close friend Wayne Wonder, his manager Traci McGregor and reporters.

    Many persons, including artistes and Banton's close friends Gramps Morgan and Delly Ranks who came to hear the verdict were turned back after court officials indicated that the courtroom was packed and Moody had already been seated at minutes to 9:00 am.

    The sentencing hearing lasted just over an hour and many of Myrie's supporters and family members cried openly.

    The artiste will serve his time at the penal facility in the state of Florida.

    Myrie underwent two trials after the first trial ended in a mistrial in 2010. He was however found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five or more kilogrammes of cocaine, using the wires to facilitate a drug offense and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offence.

    Banton's two co-conspirators, Ian Thomas and James Mack both plead guilty after they were held in a sting operation attempting to purchase cocaine from federal agents in a police controlled warehouse in Tampa.

    The US government built their case around wiretap and video evidence which caught Banton tasting cocaine and making several statements of the purchasee and sale of large amounts of contraband.

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  2. kenyon

    kenyon @ The Crack Spot

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    o dead o dear o dear
     
  3. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    im not happy about it but he is a fking jerk anyway. misogynistic hypocrite hate monger. he doesnt deserve ten years in jail but hes not a very nice person.
     
  4. Moskit

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    Fucking crying shame, but the levels of hypocracy the man has created is massive, kind of makes a mockery of some of his amazing music & gives him all the credibility of Harry & his mates at the Korean Church Singles night.
     
  5. Subjekt Music

    Subjekt Music Well-Known Member

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    Did a stupid thing and got fucked for it. No one else's fault but his own.
     
  7. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    It's a shame he couldnt convince the judge he was dreaming about buying 4.5 kilos of chang rather than 5...wouldnt have had such a stiff sentence!


    Not really bothered about the man himself but to pay some arsewipe £30,000 to go all out and try and trap someone is taking the piss. That kind of police work wouldnt be allowed in this country. It's kinda fucked coz without the police there would have been NO CRIME.
     
  8. Dagz

    Dagz Well-Known Member

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    What a waste of talent
     
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  9. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    We dont let the fire service start their own fires (although they'd probably love to) so why let the police create their own crimes? Real assholes!
     
  10. logikz

    logikz I Am Not The King Staff Member

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    i think its called entrapment and in its illegal in northern europe. the police instigating crime on any level, drugs or prostitution, which makes sense to me, what do they prove by setting people up like that
     
  11. Moskit

    Moskit :rodigan: Staff Member

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    I agree with the general consensus on entrapment here, but... The old saying is true, no smoke without fire, especially where the sale of 5 key of pure yay is involved.
     
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    $marty Dexcell Staff Member

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    Piss Artiste......
     
  13. Datt Male

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    true say, and hes black he must be a crook lol

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    that was a joke btw b4 i get lambasted
     
  14. ThePapa

    ThePapa Suffragette City..

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    I'm crossing my fingers they go for Johnny Depp next time. Would look better on tv if they sent Dog the Bounty Hunter to catch him...