Us simple country litigators still think $3.3 million is a lot of money:
The informant who helped federal agents build a drug case against Jamaican reggae singer Buju Banton has been paid $3.3 million for helping law enforcement in numerous cases over several years, lawyers said in court this morning.
An attorney for Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, said he plans to argue that the singer was entrapped by the informant, who pestered him for months to join him in a cocaine deal.
But can an entrapment defense hold up?
Not so fast, says “PROMINENT United States-based attorney, Professor David Rowe”:
Rowe said the US revelation that the prosecution has video recordings of Banton, whose real name is Mark Myrie, tasting cocaine and participating in arrangements for the sale of contraband, will work against him in a big way.
“I see his chances as begin [sic] very low. He is on video offering cocaine for sale. I don’t think the entrapment argument has a great deal of effort,” Rowe told Chat! yesterday.
Umm, Professor, way to kill the good vibes there, buddy.
Also, who is this Professor exactly?
I’m familiar with Professor Higgins, the Video Professor, Professor Terguson, probably a few more, but this burst of sunshine is new to me.