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NEW!! Jamaican Dancehall artiste Busy Signal pleads guilty to skipping trial in US courts

Times Online sources have reported that Jamaican Dancehall artiste Glendale Goshia Gordon a.k.a Busy Signal admitted to running away from the United States just before he was to stand trial for a pending Drug case.

Busy pleaded guilty to not appearing in court, of which the legal guidelines for this offence is 12 to 18 months in prison. Sources say his lawyer in the US case, Bill Mauzy says he will ask for time served.

Gordon had opted to waive his extradition hearing right in Jamaica and face the courts in the US, after initially pleading ‘not guilty’ of the offence in the Jamaican courts and being denied bail.

A sentencing date has not yet been set for the artiste, who also just a few days ago welcomed his new baby boy Egypt with girlfriend Tunya Palmer.

This is good news for Fans and the Dancehall and Reggae fraternity, who have been expressing their well wishes and continue to hope that all works out in favor of the well loved artiste.

CONGRATS to Dancehall artiste Busy Signal on the birth of his son Egypt

by Natalie Monique

International recording artiste Busy Signal and his girlfriend, Model/ Businesswoman Tunya Palmer welcomed their son Egypt-Knight Gordon into the world on July 10th, 2012. A source close to the couple says Egypt was delivered naturally (7lbs 7 ozs) at the Humber River Regional Hospital in Toronto, Canada at 9:12pm.

Busy Signal is currently facing extradition charges in the United States for leaving a pending Narcotics case behind in the United States ten years ago and returning to his island home Jamaica. He was recently arrested at the Norman Manley Airport in Kingston, Jamaica shortly after landing from Europe. After being refused bail in his first court hearing in Jamaica, the singer immediately opted to waive his extradition hearing rights and face the courts in the United States instead.

Busy’s KD Knight led legal team have warned that considering that the entertainer has opted to waive his hearing rights and never admitting that he was apart of a Drug dealing, the United States can only charge him absconding bail, and not the case which was pending at the time. Busy fans, legal team and the Music Fraternity worldwide are being hopeful that all works in his favor, in the defense that he made a bad decision when he was young and is now facing the repercussions.(Via White House Petition for his exoneration)

In a public statement (via FB) since being arrested, he had added, “For my family, you have stood by me through thick and thin and I know you will continue to do so. In my time away, I have made the necessary arrangements with my management team to have you taken care of until my return.” Busy is popular for Dancehall hits songs such as ‘Jamaica,’Do Airport’, ‘Nah go a Jail again’, ‘Pon di Edge’,’Night Shift’ and ‘One More Night.’