Buju Banton's lawyer is confident that the artiste's assets cannot be confiscated by the U.S. governemnet. "There is absolutely no way that the Government can go after Buju's remaining assets. The Government never alleged that Buju made any money off of this drug deal," Markus said.
"The government has never attempted to go after his assets, nor could they. This really is a non-issue, Buju is a Grammy-award winning musician who has worked hard for what he has."
Last Thursday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta Georgia dismissed Buju's appeal against his cocaine, conspiracy and trafficking charges conviction. The court, in the process, said it agreed with the artiste's gun conviction that was dismissed by the trial judge last year February.
A day after the appellate court's ruling, Markus told the Observer that within 30 days he would be filing a motion seeking a new trial.