So days ago, Music News asked if Buju Banton’s lead attorney’s new post as mayor will affect his work with Gargamel’s high-profile drug case.
Today we can confirm that such interference is very likely. According to Imhotep Alkebulan,
one of the attorney’s on Buju’s legal team, Chokwe Lumumba takes office
as Mississippi’s mayor on Monday. He also explains that though no
decision has been made yet it is very probable that Buju Banton may have
to seek other legal counsel.
Imhotep Alkebulan adds that he believes if Buju that appeals
the judge’s ruling he has good chance at prevailing and getting a new
trial on all counts.
On Wednesday, a federal judge threw out a 2011 gun conviction
against Buju Banton and told the government to bring a criminal contempt
charge against a juror who helped send him to prison.
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.
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.
December 10 this year, will mark four years since Buju’s incarceration in a US prison.