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Reggae superstar,Buju Banton is not giving up the fight as he's filed for a new trial in his ongoing drug case.
Banton who is currently serving a ten year sentence on three drug-related charges had his legal team file a motion on Tuesday with the United States District Court for the Middle District of Floridaasking that the Grammy-winning entertainer be granted a new trial. Approximately three weeks ago a Georgia Circuit Court threw out an appeal made on behalf of Buju Banton, agreeing with the jury's convictions on the three aforementioned charges including conspiracy to distribute cocaine and aiding and abetting a person's use of a telephone to facilitate a drug crime.
The Circuit Court also sided with the jury's guilty verdict regarding a charge of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime; this despite the charge being thrown out by the presiding judge during Buju's last trial.