Buju Behind Bars: A Dirty Snitch Helped The Feds Unjustly Bust A Reggae Legend

Buju Behind Bars: A Dirty Snitch Helped The Feds Unjustly Bust A Reggae Legend

It’s a case built upon the handiwork of a mendacious snitch — Alex Johnson, AKA Junior — with an extensive criminal history and clear financial motives to see Buju arrested. An aggressive federal prosecutor spent big in two weeklong trials in Tampa to secure a celebrity conviction. The saga sheds light on how far the government will go and how dirty it will play to win the few big battles left in the long-ago failed War on Drugs. Now, while one of the most successful and controversial Jamaican artists — a man who won a Grammy for best reggae album a year ago — sits in a Miami penitentiary, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals is considering whether unconstitutional tactics were used to nail a man who had no known criminal record. [Full Article]


Outcome of Reporting:

Judge Throws Out Reggae Great Buju Banton’s Gun Charge, Finds Juror in Contempt

Buju Banton Is One Step Closer From Emancipation, Thanks To New Times

Harvard Lawyer Steps Up For Buju Banton

Harvard Law Professor Call For New Trial For Buju Banton


Additional Reporting:

Buju Banton Juror May Have Violated Court Orders: Grounds for a Mistrial?

Another Juror Says Buju Banton Is Not Guilty of Gun Charge

Gunning For Buju: Jurors Wanted to Clear Reggae Legend Buju Banton of a Gun Charge

Buju Banton Heads to Relatively Safer Miami Prison After Stay in Rough Texas Jailhouse

Alex Johnson, Colombian Snitch in Case Against Buju Banton, Earned Millions From U.S. Government

Buju Banton’s Attorney: “We Had Ten Really Good Issues for the Appeal”

Buju Banton’s Appeal Pisses Off DOJ, Causes Government to File Its Own Appeal

Buju Banton’s Legal Team Blasts Feds in Latest Arguments

DOJ Continues to Press for Gun Charge Against Buju Banton

Buju Banton’s Appeal Struck Down

Buju Banton’s Legal Team Asks for a New Trial