Thursday, October 14, 2010
United States Judge Anthony Porcelli has offered bail to Buju Banton at $250,000. Buju is said to be placed under 24-hour surveillance with the costs being paid by the defense.
The Gleaner has stated that Buju will have to receive an immigration bond to prevent deportation. The US authorities, however, would want to keep Buju in the US to face his new trial set to begin in December.
Buju’s lawyer filed the motion for a bail hearing on September 27, after federal judge, James Moody declared a mistrial in the drug case against Buju.
The judge says a new trial is to be held in December on a date to be announced in the near future.
Welcome home Buju, and you will continue to remain in the prayers of your family, friends, and fans!