News: Shyne To Be Deported To Belize Tomorrow, Reports Say
Tuesday, Oct 27, 2009 1:15PM
Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow will reportedly be deported to his country of origin, Belize, no later than tomorrow (October 28)
The New York rapper's deportation was confirmed Tuesday morning.
Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is being deported back to his homeland Belize on Wednesday after serving almost nine years in jail for his role in a shooting in New York that involved his then mentor Sean "Diddy" Combs and Jennifer Lopez. Media reports monitored in Belize confirm that the former Bad Boy rapper is being deported by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.). Shyne's family has enlisted the services of Harvard Law Professor and President Obama insider Professor Charles Ogletree to try and secure a pardon from New York Governor David Paterson to allow the rapper to re-enter the U.S. (Belizean News)
Radio personality Miss Info initially broke the details on Shyne's forced move back to Belize.
Shyne's team is fighting to stay in the US where his mother and his grandmother live and where they raised him....but it seems like he's going to have to continue the fight from Belize. Shyne will be released from Immigration custody but will then be deported to Belize soon. He has Harvard Professor Charles Ogletree advocating on his behalf in concert with his legal team. They're still urging fans to reach out to Governor Patterson's office to petition for Shyne's pardon, but deportation is imminent. (Miss Info TV)
Shyne's uncle, Michael Finnegan, previously updated the media on his nephew's situation.
"All the lawyers who were dealing with his immigration problems, they are totally off the case now," he revealed in an interview. "The matter is placed squarely in the hands of Professor Ogletree. All legal options or legal directions or whatever the case may be in terms of legal movements, these are now in the hands of Professor Ogletree. He has stepped in totally, he was given permission to deal with the situation in all its aspects. Jamaal's father who is the Prime Minister [of Belize] is one of the best attorneys in this country and I would want to believe he has total confidence in Ogletree, and I believe the family knows what it is doing." (Belizean)
Shyne's father, Dean Barrow, reportedly requested New York Governor David Paterson to consider a pardon earlier this month to avoid his son from being deported to Belize.
Belizean Prime Minister Dean Barrow, the father of former Bad Boy rapper Shyne, has reportedly written to New York Governor David Paterson asking him to pardon his son so that he is not deported back to the Belize - the country of his birth. Dean Barrow revealed to The Belizean that he sought help from Charles Ogletree - Harvard law professor and a member of President Barack Obama's inner circle to assist Shyne in resisting deportation to Belize. The prime minister told reporters he wrote the letter to the New York governor at the request of Professor Ogletree. (Six Shot)
No further details have been revealed as of now.
Check out The Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon speaking on Diddy and Shyne below: