Buju Banton’s ongoing criminal charge has taken a turn for the better!!!
A federal judge threw out a 2011 gun conviction Wednesday against reggae star Buju Banton and told the government to bring a criminal contempt charge against a juror who helped send him to prison.
Buju must continue to serve a 10-year sentence for helping set up a deal to buy and sell 11 pounds of cocaine, but, for now, he does not face an additional five years for a participant’s carrying of an illegal gun.
For jury foreman Terri Wright, the troubles are just starting. She could face a fine and up to six months in prison if found guilty of contempt.
According to the Tampa Bay Times, Buju’s dreadlocks are cigar-thick and were pulled back into a loose braid when he appeared at the hearing today. When Buju’s lawyer Chokwe Lumumba was asked how the Gargamel is doing, he said “Creative minds suffer when locked up.”
December 10 this year, will mark four years since Buju Banton’s incarceration in a US prison.
Lumumba and his legal team are presently flying from Florida to his office in Mississippi.