Banton Files Appeal

An attorney for Buju Banton, serving a 10-year prison sentence following his conviction on cocaine conspiracy and trafficking charges in February, filed an appeal Dec. 16 at the 11th U.S, Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, claiming there wasn’t enough evidence to support the conviction.

David O. Markus claims Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, was pursued and entrapped by a federal informant looking to earn a $50,000 payday.

The court isn’t expected to issue a decision for several months.