Defense attorney David Oscar Marcus, who represents international reggae star Buju Banton, is refuting reports that the entertainer will begin his re-trial on February 7.
Since his mistrial late last year, there has been tremendous speculation about the date of Buju's return to court.
Some sections of the media have stated that it would begin on February 7, but according to Mr. Marcus, the legal team does not know which date next month.
"No there's no court set for February 7; that was a rumour that went around. We're waiting for a specific trial date in February. The court should be letting us know soon when they'll be going to trial," Mr. Markus said on RJR's daily current affairs discussion programme Beyond the Headlines Thursday evening.
Buju Banton, whose given name is Mark Myrie, was released on US$250,000 bail in October after the jury in his trial for drug related charges failed to reach a unanimous verdict.
Conditions of his release included paying a private security detail for 24 hour monitoring, signing an extradition waiver ensuring his return if he flees the US, and wearing an electronic monitoring device.
He will be performing this weekend at the 'Before the Dawn' concert in downtown Miami.
SOURCE: Yard Flex