Friday, 8 January 2010

Reggae Star Buju Banton Pleads Not Guilty, Lawyer Says Case “Has No Soul”

As we’ve documented the reggae star is currently in a Tampa Jail after being arrested at his Tamarac, Florida home for allegedly taking part in a plan to buy 5 kilos of cocaine for $125,000. “We won’t be cutting any deals. We are confident in our position that Mark Myrie is innocent…and the government’s case got no soul…” said lawyer David Markus, despite claims by the DEA that they have both audio and video of the star who’s up for a Grammy this month helping negotiate the deal.

In court yesterday Buju did not attempt to post bail, and if he did immigration officials would have immediately taken him into custody since he is not a U.S. citizen.