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Posted: January 5, 2010
K'Shema Francis's picture

It’s official! Buju Banton now has legal representation.

According to court documents filed in the United States District Court in the Tampa Division in the Middle District of Florida on Monday (04/01/2010), David Oscar Markus will represent the reggae entertainer.

Buju Banton was without a lawyer after he and his management team terminated his first lawyer Herbert E Walker III who failed the deejay at a hearing in a Miami Federal Court on December 16, 2009 (16/12/09) when he refused to cross examine the case agent.

Meanwhile, James Jackson Mack, one of the two men charged along with Buju is slated to appear in court on February 1, 2010, where his trial is expected to begin according to court documents obtained by Music News.

A U.S. drug enforcement administration affidavit says Buju Banton and two others tried to buy a large amount of cocaine from an undercover officer in Sarasota. The men are also charged for possession of a firearm.

Buju Banton has been in Federal Custody since December 10, 2009.

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