Ishawna Cheerful Giver
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO BUSY SIGNAL IN COURT TODAY?
After being arrested at the Norman Manley International Airport in May after returning from a European tour, reports are that dancehall artiste Busy Signal is scheduled to appear in a court in Minnesota later today to hear his sentence.
According to reports Busy, was extradited to the United States in May, pleaded guilty in July to one count, of failure to appear in court.
Busy Signal, birth name Glendale Gordon, was said to be arrested in Minnesota in 2002 on drug charges.
However, it is said that he was subsequently granted bail, but fled the states and returned to Jamaica shortly afterwards.
It is said that a representative for his Minnesota-based attorney told local sources that Busy is to appear in court at 2 o'clock this afternoon where he will be sentenced.
It is said that under Minnesota's sentencing guidelines, he could get between 12 and 18 months in prison, but his attorney Bill Mauzy plans to ask for the time to be reduced.
After one court appearance, it is said that the entertainer waived his right to an extradition hearing and agreed to go back to Minnesota to answer the charge of failing to appear in court.
It is said that the drug charges still remain, but under the extradition treaty US authorities do not currently have the jurisdiction to prosecute him on those counts.