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Meek Mill‘s attorney has filed legal docs for his controversial sentence to be thrown out.
Since Judge Genece Brinkley handed down the sentencing last week, the Philly rapper has been fighting for his freedom and his supporters have been outraged about it. TMZ reported that Meek Mill does not just want his sentencing to be overturned, he also wants his entire probation to be terminated. In his legal docs, Meek is arguing that the 2-4 years sentence is tainted by a vendetta that the judge has against him. The rapper also filed a motion to have the judge booted from the case.
The Dreamchaser rapper’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, also argued in both motion that the two arrests earlier this year that the artist was found guilty of violating his probation were all dismissed from his record. His probation officer also testified that he has responded well to probation. Regarding getting his probation be terminated all entire, that will be a long shot, but the rapper argued that since going on probation, he has matured, become a responsible citizen and a father, and also acquired a profession as a musician. He also wants a judge to grant him time served and release him from prison.
Meek Mill is currently serving 2-4 years in a state prison for probation violation. According to the judge, the MC violated the terms of his probation by getting arrested twice this year. One time in March when he allegedly got into a scuffle at the St. Louis airport, which he says he was breaking up a fight, and another time during the summer when he was arrested in New York City for popping a wheelie in the street on his motorcycle. Meek Mill previously violated his probation in 2015 and was placed on three months house arrest for it.
The prosecutor and his probation officer both recommend no prison time for this case, but the judge ignored their recommendation and sentenced him to 2-4 years. His attorney argued that the judge is carrying an old grudge and even once okayed him to work with a convicted felon, Charlie Mack.
Meek Mill probation violation case gets more bizarre the more we learn about it.
Not only is the judge under investigation for corruption, but she also gave the rapper the okay to do business with a convicted felon, Charlie Mack, TMZ reported. Under the rules of his probation, Meek Mill cannot be around or do business with anyone who has been convicted of a crime. This means that judge Genece Brinkley broke protocol when she allowed the Philly rapper to do business with Mack who pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine back in 1997. He was sentenced to five years for the crime.
Thee are some reports claiming that Justice Brinkley tried to pressure Meek Mill to leave Roc Nation and sign with Charlie Mack as his manager. The rapper refused and she told him to “suit yourself.” The FBI is currently investigating whether or not she used her position of power to steer business towards Mack. Some excerpts from the January 2014 transcript revealed that Meek’s attorney at the time, Gary Silver, and prosecutor Noel DeSantis, going back and forth about the terms of his probation and whether or not he should be around convicted felons.
In the end, it was agreed upon and Meek signed parole documents that he cannot be around anyone who is convicted. But the judge made this one exception for him to do business with Charlie Mack. “Your Honor, [Meek]’s not supposed to be around anyone who is under supervision and be around known felons,” prosecutor Noel DeSantis said in court. “Your Honor made an exception back in the day with the management to Mr. Mac. That was the only exception that you made.”
Last week, Judge Genece Brinkley ruled that Meek Mill violated his probation this year when he was arrested twice. She sentenced him to serve 2-4 years in a state prison. The harsh sentence angered many of Meek’s supporters including some of his celebrity peers like Kevin Hart and JAY-Z.
Meek Mill Considering Applying for Pardon.
This might be a long shot, but Meek Mill and his attorneys are considering applying for a pardon to the governor of Pennsylvania. The judge is under corruption scrutiny but that may not help him get out of jail anytime soon, as far as we see it, he may end up spending the next 2-4 years behind bars.
There is no guarantee that he will even get an approval for a pardon before his sentence ends since it can take up to three years just to get approval. There is currently a petition calling for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to take a look at Meek Mill’s case and pardon him. The petition already has 300,000 plus signatures but there is one problem. The governor’s office is saying that he does not have the pardoning power to overrule the judge in the case.