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Busy Signal to be sentenced today in US court
2012-09-21 11:58:54 | (0 Comments)
Livern Barrett, Gleaner Writer
Jamaican entertainer Busy Signal - file photo.
Jamaican entertainer Busy Signal is scheduled to appear in a court in Minnesota later today to hear his sentence.
Busy, who was extradited to the United States in May, pleaded guilty in July to one count of failure to appear in court.
The artiste, who whose correct name is Glendale Gordon, was arrested in Minnesota in 2002 on drug charges.
He was subsequently granted bail, but fled the US and returned to Jamaica shortly after.
A representative for his Minnesota-based attorney told The Gleaner/Power 106 News Centre that Busy is to appear in court at 2 o'clock this afternoon when he will be sentenced.
Under Minnesota's sentencing guidelines, he could get between 12 and 18 months in prison, but his attorney Bill Mauzy plans to ask for less time.
Busy was arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport in May after returning from a European tour.
After one court appearance, he waived his right to an extradition hearing and agreed to go back to Minnesota to answer the charge of failing to appear in court.
The drug charges still remain, but under the extradition treaty US authorities do not currently have the jurisdiction to prosecute him on those counts.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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