New Appeal For Buju Banton

Buju Banton (File photo)

News Americas, ATLANTA, GA, Weds. Aug. 20, 2014: Reggae star Buju Banton could have his day in a U.S. federal appellate court, his lawyer says.

Attorney Charles Ogletree, Jr., according to the Associated Press, says the full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta will hold a hearing on the case of the Jamaican-born singer who was convicted on cocaine conspiracy and trafficking charges in 2011 following a sting operation.

Banton, 41, born Mark Anthony Myrie, a.k.a. Gargamel, is serving a 10-year sentence in Florida.

The decision comes after a panel of that court in 2012 upheld Banton’s convictions and following oral arguments presented by Ogletree on the singer’s behalf.