Buju Banton gets his appeal denied and will continue to serve his 10 year Bid
Grammy Award-winning Reggae/Dancehall star Buju Banton appealed a cocaine trafficking and conspiracy conviction that landed him a 10-year sentence this February. A judge has denied Buju Banton’s request for a new trial, stating there is no need because of a previous appeals court ruling. In June, Atlanta’s appeals court upheld Banton’s conviction, ruling that there was sufficient evidence to prosecute him. Banton’s attorney filed a motion in July seeking a new trial, a request that Judge James Moody denied.