Buju gets bail

Jailed Reggae artiste Buju Banton
was offered $250,000 bail in the Sam M Gibbons Federal Court in the United
States.

But Banton, real name Mark Myrie,
is still not in the clear as his lawyer David Oscar Markus will now have to
seek bond in the immigration court to prevent his deportation to Jamaica.
Banton’s entertainment visa was revoked when he was arrested last December.

As part of Banton’s bail condition,
he will have to wear a monitoring device and will be subject to house arrest
and 24 hour security, to be paid for by the defence.

He can only leave his house for
meetings with his attorney and for doctors’ appointments and to purchase
medication. He will also be subjected to drug testing.

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