Buju Banton Gets 10-Year Sentence

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Grammy-winning reggae star Buju Banton has been sentenced to 10 years in Federal prison for his cocaine conspiracy conviction. Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, had seen a wave of support for leniency, and his 10-year sentence fell below the 15-year mandatory minimum for the charge. “This is a sad day for Mr Myrie,” said his attorney, David Markus. “This is a sad day for Jamaica. He’s a good man who has done great things in his life.” [Reuters]