Update: Buju Banton Sentenced to 10 Years
Update: Buju Banton Sentenced to 10 Years

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TAMPA -- A federal judge has denied reggae singer Buju Banton's request for a new trial, saying there's no need because of a previous appeals court ruling.

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In June, the federal appeals court in Atlanta upheld the Jamaican singer's 2011 conviction on cocaine conspiracy and trafficking charges. The three-judge panel also sided with a Tampa jury's conviction of Banton on a gun possession charge, which the trial judge tossed at his sentencing.

The appeals court rules that there was sufficient evidence to convict the singer, whose real name is Mark Myrie, on the gun charge.

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Banton's attorney filed a motion in July seeking a new trial. Judge James Moody in Tampa denied that request Tuesday.

Update: Buju Banton Sentenced to 10 Years

Banton is serving a 10-year prison sentence. The gun charge carries an additional five-year sentence.

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