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Buju Banton

Buju Banton

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Famous as :

Reggae singer

Birth Name :

Mark Anthony Myrie

Birth Date :

July 17, 1973

Birth Place :

Kingston, Jamaica

Claim to fame :

Single "Bogle" (1992)

Latest News


Buju Banton Gets 10 Years of Prison and 5 Years Probation

June 23, 2011 15:31:45 GMT

In a sentence hearing held on Thursday, June 23, it was determined that gets 10 years of prison and 5 years probation. U.S. District Judge James S. Moody at Tampa federal court found him guilty of setting up a cocaine deal in 2009, possessing a firearm and using telephone to facilitate drug trafficking offense.
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Buju Banton Is Facing 20 Years in Jail Over Drug Charges

February 23, 2011 08:42:02 GMT

Reggae star is facing up to 20 years in prison after he was convicted on drug charges on Tuesday, February 22.
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Buju Banton Felt Ashamed of Being Drugs Boaster

February 17, 2011 09:52:28 GMT

Reggae star confessed his shame to boasting about drugs to an undercover agent in court on Wednesday, February 16.
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Buju Banton's Retrial Postponed

November 02, 2010 04:43:04 GMT

Reggae star is facing another four months in police custody after his retrial date on drug charges was delayed until February 2011. Banton, real name Mark Myrie, was jailed in December 2009 after he was caught allegedly attempting to buy more than five kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer in Sarasota, Florida.
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Buju Banton Attempted to Buy Cocaine Only to 'Impress'

September 24, 2010 03:33:55 GMT

Reggae star has taken the stand in his ongoing drugs trial to deny allegations he attempted to buy cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer - insisting he lied about ambitions to deal illegal substances to "impress" his new pal.
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Buju Banton's Drug Trial Moves Ahead With Jury Selection

September 21, 2010 06:50:24 GMT

Reggae star will finally face up to the drug charges stemming from his arrest in 2009 - jury selection has begun, five months after he was initially due to stand trial. Banton, real name Mark Myrie, was jailed in December 2009 after he was caught allegedly attempting to buy more than five kilograms of cocaine from an undercover law enforcement officer in Sarasota, Florida.
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Buju Banton Protested by LGBT Activists

January 30, 2010 06:22:08 GMT

Gay rights activists are campaigning for Grammy bosses to denounce jailed reggae singer - insisting he has "promoted the murder of gay people throughout his career". The 36 year old is nominated in the category for Best Reggae Album for "" at Sunday's, January 31, ceremony - but will miss the Hollywood event following his drug bust in Florida in December 2009.
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