After hearing the good news from Music Executive Cristy Barber, o-access JAMAICA spoke to Shane Brown manager for Busy Signal, late last night on why his sentence was shortened.
On May 22nd, 2012 Busy Signal who’s real name is Glendale Gordon, was picked up at the Norman Manley International Airport immediately after he stepped off a flight from the United Kingdom. He was extradited for failing to appear before the court to answer to charges from fleeing the US while on bail in relation to drug charges which he was arrested for in Minnesota in 2002.
In July 2012, Busy pleaded guilty to one count of failure to appear in court.
Yesterday Busy Signal was sentenced to six months in prison for one count of failure to appear in court in the Minnesota Court in the United States. Signal will only serve two more months, as he has already served four months, and was also fined US$30,000.
Brown said Busy will be out by November 2012 and we are all so happy about it.
Busy was looking at 12 -18 months in prison but had a very good lawyer who really liked Busy and was dedicated to getting him freed said Brown.
Busy’s Lawyer Bill Mauzy, came to Jamaica to work on a character DVD highlighting Busy’s life. The Judge was impressed by what the DVD showed which included Busy on the RETV School Tour on Abstinence, his trip to Gambia in 2010 where he 60,000 Gambians was singing his song ‘Praise & Worship’ from start to finish and more.
Shane Brown told o-access JAMAICA that the character DVD on Busy impressed the judge so much that he said “I need this man to get back to his career and life”.
Shane Brown also added that he wants to thank KD Knight and his law firm for all their help and non stop dedication for Busy’s case.
I’m looking forward for the homecoming of Busy Signal … one love from o-access JAMAICA!