Embattled reggae superstar Buju Banton’s sentencing was pushed back to June 23, 2011, by US Federal Judge James Moody in Tampa, Florida. Banton was originally schedule for sentencing on June 16, but was rescheduled without any explanation given.
A 12 member jury found Banton guilty on three counts of drug related charges last month. The Grammy winning reggae star was found guilty of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine, attempting to possess five kilograms or more of cocaine, and for “aiding and abetting others in using a communication facility in the commission of a felony.”
Banton was found not guilty of knowingly and intentionally possessing a firearm in furtherance of and during the course of a drug-trafficking crime. His lawyer, David Markus, has indicated that he will appeal the case against the artist. Facing up to 20 years in federal prison, Banton has maintained his innocence throughout the trial.
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