Buju Banton Warns against a Trinidad Scam


Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton, now serving a prison sentence, warned concert promoters in Trinidad and Tobago about a scammer posing as his authorized agent.

“A certain individual in Trinidad has approached promoters with the false claim that he is the local agent for renowned reggae musician Buju Banton. He has further sought to swindle monies by stating he is authorised to collect funds for a concert being held for Buju Banton in Trinidad during this year,” according to a joint statement issued by the Buju Banton Defence Support Committee and his attorney, Charles Ogletree. “We wish to warn the public that it is totally untrue. Buju Banton has not given such rights to anyone in Trinidad. Nor is a concert being organised at this time,” the statement added.

Banton is currently serving a ten-year sentence on drug-related charges after he was arrested at his South Florida home in December 2009 and charged with conspiracy to distribute five or more kilogrammes of cocaine.

[. . .] The attorney has warned that the person who is posing as an agent for the singer could face legal action if caught.

For full article, see http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Buju-warns-TT-Look-out-for-scam-259877351.html or http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/news/Con-man-posing-as-my-manager-in-T-dad–Buju-warns

[Photo from http://www.theguardian.com/music/2011/jun/24/buju-banton-10-years-prison]

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