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Buju Banton releases letter expressing sadness at death of Chokwe Lumumba

Incarcerated Reggae/Dancehall superstar has released a heartfelt letter of condolence following the recent death of his former lawyer and the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, Chokwe Lumumba.   Lumumba, who represented Buju for nearly a year as he fought his 2011 drug conviction, died in a Mississippi hospital after suffering severe chest pains on Feb. 25. […]

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Chokwe Lumumba, former lawyer for Buju Banton, dies at 66

Chokwe Lumumba, the recently-elected mayor of Jackson, Mississippi and former lawyer of incarcerated Reggae/Dancehall superstar, Buju Banton has died at the age of 66. Lumumba reportedly died of heart failure at St. Dominic’s Hospital after complaining of chest pains on Tuesday. However, no official cause of death has been released at this time. Known as a civil rights […]

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Buju Banton may change lawyers in drug case

Embattled Dancehall/Reggae artist, Mark Myrie, more popularly known as Buju Banton may be forced to change his legal representation for a second time just days after a gun conviction against him was dismissed in a Florida courthouse. The possible move comes as a result of Buju’s lead lawyer, Chokwe Lumumba being elected the mayor of […]

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Buju Banton gun conviction dismissed as trial juror faces contempt charge

Embattled Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Mark Myrie, more popularly known as Buju Banton has received a reprieve in his fight to overturn his drug conviction as a gun charge against the entertainer was dismissed during a hearing inside a Florida courtroom Wednesday afternoon. The ruling, handed down by Judge James Moody was made after it was determined […]

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Buju Banton back in court on June 26

Embattled Reggae/Dancehall superstar, Buju Banton will return to court June 26 in his juror misconduct case as he seeks a new trial. Buju, who’s real name is Mark Myrie, was ordered to appear by Judge James Moodyalong with Terri Wright, the juror who is alleged to have violated court orders during the singjay’s February 2011 drug trial. The date was set late Tuesday, […]

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Buju Banton’s misconduct case revived following new revelation

Every time it appears embattled Reggae/Dancehall superstar, Buju Banton has reached dead end in his pursuit for freedom, a new pathway clears for the singer. That trend has been evidenced yet again as his juror misconduct case appears to have regained life. On Wednesday, during a hearing in Tampa, FL, it was determined that Terri […]

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Progress in Buju case as judge expands probe into alleged juror misconduct

Embattled Reggae megastar, Buju Banton may be gaining steam in his ongoing fight to overturn a ten year sentence on drug charges as his case for a mistrial took a positive twist on Friday. U.S. District Judge, James Moody ordered marshals to seize computers belonging to Terri Wright, a juror in Buju’s February 2011 drug […]

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Evidentiary hearing set in Buju’s drug case

There’s better news today for embattled Jamaican entertainer, Buju Banton as an evidentiary hearing has been set to explore allegations that a juror violated protocol in his drug trial last year. According to reports, the hearing has been secured by Buju’s lawyer, Chokwe Lumumba in conjunction with his defense support committee. The evidentiary hearing will […]

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Buju’s legal team launches new letter writing campaign

The legal team for Dancehall superstar, Buju Banton continues to pull out all the stops in their fight to secure the embattled entertainer’s freedom as they have launched a new campaign targeting the United States Supreme Court. Chokwe Lumumba, Buju’s lead lawyer, has spearheaded a new letter writing campaign set to raise awareness about the […]

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Buju Banton’s sentencing postponed, entertainer issues message to fans

Embattled Dancehall superstar, Mark Myrie, more popularly known as Buju Banton will have to wait a while longer to know his fate regarding sentencing on a gun charge. The sentencing on said gun charge in Buju Banton’s ongoing drug trial was postponed when the Grammy-winning entertainer appeared in Sam M Gibbons Federal Court in Tampa, […]

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A break for Buju? Juror’s alleged violation could spark mistrial in drug case

As hope dwindles away for embattled Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Buju Banton, the prominent singjay could finally catch a break in his ongoing drug case, thanks to a juror. Buju Banton is currently serving a 10-year sentence on drug-related charges and awaits sentencing on a gun charge in the matter on October 30. Constant appeals made on […]

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Buju Banton does not want to appear at sentencing hearing

Internationally acclaimed Reggae artiste, Buju Banton wants no part of his next scheduled court appearance as he plans to skip his upcoming sentencing hearing. On October 30, Buju Banton faces a sentencing hearing in a Florida courtroom in relation to federal drug and gun charges stemming from his initial 2009 arrest. Buju issued an appeal […]

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Buju Banton changes lawyer, faces October sentencing date

Internationally acclaimed Dancehall/Reggae superstar, Buju Banton will continue his fight for freedom with new legal representation after axing his long-time lawyer in his ongoing drug case. David Oscar Markus, who has been representing Buju since his initial arrest in December 2009, has been sacked by the Grammy-winning entertainer. The move was confirmed on Tuesday by […]

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