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Buju Banton's Appeal Dismissed


Buju Banton's Appeal Dismissed

The Jamaica Gleaner reported yesterday [6/21/2012], that Buju Banton's appeal has been dismissed:

[…]the Appeals Court rejected all the claims in the Grammy-winning entertainer’s appeal and sided with prosecutors.[…] That charge was dismissed by the trial judge, after the jury delivered its verdict and prosecutors filed an appeal to have it re-instated. […] The Appeal Court also rejected Buju's claim that his conviction should be dismissed on the basis that he was entrapped by the government’s paid informer Alexander Johnson.[…] ➜ read the full article Court Of Appeal Upholds Buju ConvictionJAMAICA-GLEANER.com

In reaction to the Appeal Court's deciscion, the Gleaner has a first reaction by Banton's legal team:

Lawyers representing dancehall superstar Buju Banton have vowed to continue fighting[…] "I'm sick to my stomach over this opinion. I truly believe that a good man is in jail for talking a big game," attorney-at-law David Oscar Markus told The Gleaner.[…] ➜ read the full article Buju Vows To Continue Legal Fight @ JAMAICA-GLEANER.com

The Jamaica Oberserver titled today Attorney: Buju Heartbroken Over Court Ruling
[…]“I called him [Buju] and told him about the decision. He, like me, was heartbroken. He couldn’t believe it,” Buju’s lead attorney David Markus told the Jamaica Observer yesterday. “He believes that we were right and would win.”[…] ➜ read the full article @JAMAICAOBSERVER.com