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Buju Banton can play Miami concert, judge says

TAMPA — The show can go on after all for Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton.

A federal judge Wednesday gave Banton — real name: Mark Myrie — permission to play a Dec. 26 concert in Miami.

Banton is on house arrest pending his retrial on drug trafficking charges. His first request was denied because authorities were concerned he might jump bail and flee.

U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr. granted a second request after the security company guarding Banton during his house arrest said he would be watched by six guards at the concert.

Buju Banton can play Miami concert, judge says 12/01/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 8:05pm]
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