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Buju Offered Bail

Buju Offered Bail

Buju Offered Bail

By Angus Taylor on Friday, October 15, 2010 - 3 comments

But will he be deported?

Yesterday incarcerated vocalist Buju Banton was offered $250,000 bail on the condition that he wear a monitoring device under house arrest.

But he can't relax yet. Banton, a resident of Florida, had his US visa revoked on arrest last December and now risks deportation to Jamaica unless his lawyer David Oscar Markus secures a bond in immigration court.

According to the Jamaica Observer, who has had a reporter on the spot for the duration of the court proceedings, "He can only leave his house for meetings with his attorney and for doctors' appointments and to purchase medication. He will also be subjected to drug testing."

Buju's first court appearance for conspiracy to purchase and supply cocaine was ruled a mistrial on 27th September. His new trial will take place in December, one year after his arrest.

Meanwhile, Buju's album 'Before The Dawn' has hit the top ten in the US iTunes and Amazon charts.

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Posted by Badwenba-i on 10.15.2010
Glory be on2 ini father. Tym now 4 the hunters to be hunted and the wanted surronded. Rasta set it up again. Live up and give tnx masses.

Posted by anonymous on 10.21.2010
Buju will eventually be free because beyond a reasonable doubt just isn't proven. I hope Buju has learned his lesson and remembers to hail up Jah in all the songs he writes from here on.

Posted by KWAMERA on 02.27.2011

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