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Posted: December 17, 2009
K'Shema Francis's picture

Prominent Attorney at Law David Rowe is criticizing Buju Banton’s lawyer after his performance in a Florida court yesterday (17/12/09).

Professor Rowe was speaking on IRIE FM during the Entertainment Buzz last night when he revealed that persons in attendance at the court were baffled when Buju Banton’s laywer failed to cross examine the case agent. (CLIP)

The indictment, following the court hearing in Miami Wednesday, saw Buju Banton with an additional charge for aiding and abetting did knowingly and intentionally possess a firearm.

Immigration Customs Enforcement has also cancelled Buju’s visitor’s visa.

Buju Banton is also charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute more than five kilos of cocaine. The charge carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

Professor David Rowe adds that Buju Banton needed a representation of about three or four lawyers. (CLIP)

At the hearing yesterday, Buju Banton did not speak, except to reply, "yes, sir," to the judge's questions.

Like the other 10 jail inmates waiting in the courtroom, Buju Banton wore a beige jail jumpsuit over a white t-shirt, with his long dreadlocks tied up off his neck and his hands shackled in front of him.

The Gargamel, under U.S law waived his bail hearing Wednesday (16/12/09) in Miami Federal Court and was issued a temporary order of detention.

Buju Banton is expected to return to court on December 28.

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 last week.

Banton has been in federal custody since Thursday.

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