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Buju Banton Gets 10 Years in Jail

Buju Banton Gets 10 Years in Jail

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Homophobic reggae singer Buju Banton was handed a decade in prison Thursday for his involvement in a Florida cocaine deal.

U.S. District judge James Moody sentenced Banton at a court in Tampa. The 37-year-old Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, was convicted in February of setting up a drug deal and has been in custody since December 2009. In addition to his 10-year sentence, Banton will get five years of probation following his jail time.

Banton is known for songs such as "Boom Bye Bye" that call for the murder of gay people.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.