Buju juror found guilty


October 07, 2015
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Buju juror found guilty

AndrE Williams

STAR Writer

A federal juror in the trial of Reggae music star Buju Banton was found guilty of misconduct yesterday and sentenced to five months of probation and 40 hours of community service.

According to www.fox13news.com, judge James S. Moody also gave the juror, Terri Wright, a tough homework assignment where she must write a research paper on how much a six-day trial costs taxpayers and the impact juror misconduct has on the system.


In 2011, Wright was part of a federal jury in Tampa that found Banton guilty of drug conspiracy and firearms charges.

THE STAR gathered that Moody, who sentenced Banton to 10 years in prison, told Wright that she wilfully violated his order not to research the case.

The allegation first came to light following the trial, when a newspaper reporter interviewed Wright.

Wright told the reporter that when testimony ended each day, she returned to her car, wrote down notes to keep things fresh in her mind, then went home and researched the case.

An audio recording of that interview was played in court.

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