The “Untold Story” singer’s legal team, headed by David Markus, has filed an application seeking a new trial in the United States Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Last month a judge threw out the biggest Grammy winning singer appeal and a Georgia Circuit Court. The court argued that the dream was rights in their conviction of the singer on three counts of drug charges. That decision dealt a big blow to Buju Banton’s fight for release.
“He’s been strong for a long while, but this is a big blow for him,” David Markus said after the ruling was handed down.
Should the new trial be granted, Buju Banton risk getting a longer sentence if he is convicted again.
Buju Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, is currently serving a 10 year sentence in a Florida federal prison. His first trial in September 2010 ended in a mistrial after a hung jury. However, he was convicted on three counts of drug trafficking charges in February of last year at his second trial.