THE trial of popular Jamaican record producer Anju Blaxxx is set to begin at the Federal District Court in Bismarck, North Dakota, on April 28.
The date was handed down when Blaxxx (given name Andrew Myrie) appeared before Magistrate Judge Charles S Miller Jr in Bismarck Courtroom 2, on March 23.
According to court documents, the dancehall producer's bid to get bail was denied.
A court worker, who wished not to be identified, also dismissed claims that Blaxxx's arrest had anything to do with a similar case involving Jamaican disc jock ZJ Wah Wa (Deon-ville O'Hara).
"They are two separate cases and not connected in any way," the court worker told the Jamaica Observer.
Blaxxx was arrested by American law enforcement officers in Florida on lottery scam charges in February.
He is charged in North Dakota with mail and wire fraud in connection with telemarketing fraud. He has, however, declared his innocence.
The lottery scam involves inducing American victims, mostly the elderly, to send monies as processing fees for 'lottery winnings'.
In response to complaints from the American government, Jamaica set up a task force in 2009 to stamp out the illegal activity.
Blaxxx, who is CEO and producer of UIM Records, is one of dancehall's leading producers. He scored big in 2013 with Bugle's chart-topping hit No Compatible.
The producer is credited for the 11-track Mildew Riddim released earlier this month. The set features dancehall acts, including Alkaline, Blak Diamon, Bugle, Chris Martin, Popcaan, and Mavado.