Entertainment FBI launch investigation into judge who jailed Meek Mill - report

10:12  14 november  2017
10:12  14 november  2017 Source:   covermg.com

Meek Mill jailed for two years

  Meek Mill jailed for two years Meek Mill has been sentenced to a minimum of two years in prison after violating the probation from his drug and weapons case back in 2009. Meek was arrested for a fight at St. Louis airport fight as well as for reckless driving in New York City, which broke the conditions of his probation and meant the judge had no choice but to send him straight to prison, TMZ reports. © Bang Showbiz Meek Mill Meek's current legal woes come weeks after a judge threw out two misdemeanour charges, which he obtained when he got into a fight with a fan at the airport and then was accused of reckless driving in August.

Page Six reports that the FBI is looking into the judge who sentenced Meek Mill to 2-4 years in prison last week for violating probation.

Meek Mill Getty Images. MORE FROM The outcry over rapper Meek Mill ’s tough sentence has attracted the attention of the FBI , which has launched a probe into the Philadelphia judge presiding over the case, Page Six has exclusively learned.

America's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has reportedly launched an investigation into the judge who sent Meek Mill to jail.

The rapper checked into prison last week (ends12Nov17) after Pennsylvania judge Genece Brinkley handed him a sentence of two to four years behind bars for two arrests that violated his probation arising from a 2008 drug and gun bust.

Several big names, including JAY-Z and Rick Ross, slammed the judge for the harsh sentence, which was given despite both the district attorney and Mill’s probation officer asking for no jail time.

Mill's attorney Joe Tacopina later claimed that Brinkley had exhibited "enormous bias" against the rapper, apparently getting offended after Mill refused her request to drop his management Roc Nation and sign with Philadelphia music figure Charlie Mack. Brinkley is also said to have asked Mill to record a cover of a Boyz II Men song - the R&B group Mack manages.

T.I. urges Meek Mill to learn and plan behind bars

  T.I. urges Meek Mill to learn and plan behind bars Rapper T.I. has urged Meek Mill to learn as much as he can while serving time behind bars for a parole violation. Nicki Minaj's ex was sentenced to serve between two and four years in prison for a series of breaches earlier this week (beg06Nov17), and the rap world has come to his support, with stars like JAY-Z calling the hip-hop star's return to jail "unjust and heavy handed". Now T.I. is speaking out, calling Meek's prison stint "excessive" and suggesting lawmakers "didn't want him to make it". But, now it's a done deal and the rap star, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, is going back to prison, the Live Your Life star, who spent 11 months behind bars for weapons possession, has some sage advice. "Learn as much as you can and just strategise for the moment you step out of there," he tells TMZ. "Strategise for your comeback." Meek Mill was convicted of drug dealing and gun possession in 2008, and received a prison sentence of 11-to-23 months. Upon his release in 2009, he was placed on probation, but struggled to stick to the terms of the arrangement. On Monday (06Nov17), Pennsylvania judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Mill, to two-to-four years behind bars for the probation violation. Responding to the news, JAY-Z said, "The sentence handed down by the Judge - against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer - is unjust and heavy handed.

FBI investigates judge who jailed Meek Mill : Feds to probe her relationship with rival music mogul after she sentenced rapper to two to four years for violating his probation - even though prosecutors asked for NO prison time.

The judge who sent Meek Mill back to prison for probation violation is reportedly being investigated by the FBI . “This is an investigation looking into a possible extortionate demand,” a source told the Post of Brinkely.

And now, according to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six, this outcry has prompted the FBI to take a further look at the judge and her sentencing.

“The feds have an interest in the judge and (her) potential relationships," a source told the outlet. "This is an investigation looking into a possible extortionate demand. Undercover agents have been in the courtroom monitoring the Meek proceedings since April 2016.”

The source added that Mack, who worked with Mill at the beginning of his career, had apparently told the rapper that he "knows the judge and he could help him with his case."

  FBI launch investigation into judge who jailed Meek Mill - report © Provided by Cover Media

However, Mack insisted he doesn't know Brinkley, telling Page Six: "I’ve spent more time talking to you than I ever talked to the judge. There is no conspiracy, Meek is an old friend of 30-plus years."

Meek Mill's lawyer wants judge removed from case

  Meek Mill's lawyer wants judge removed from case Meek Mill's lawyer is planning to formally request a new judge to oversee the rapper's probation violation appeal after he was handed a two-to-four year sentence. On Monday (06Nov17), Pennsylvania judge Genece Brinkley ruled Mill, real name Robert Rihmeek Williams, should serve at least two years behind bars for breaking the terms of his probation from a 2008 drug and gun bust after agreeing to plea deals following two arrests earlier this year (17). Her punishment came as a surprise to Mill and his lawyer, Joe Tacopina, as the prosecutors in the case had recommended he be spared jail. Mill checked in to prison on Wednesday (08Nov17), but his legal representative has already started working on his client's appeal and he is now seeking to remove Brinkley from the case altogether, citing a number of accusations of misconduct. Among the incidents Tacopina will be detailing in his court filing includes the judge's alleged recommendation that Meek record a cover of Boys II Men's On Bended Knee and give her a 'shout out' - an idea the rapper scoffed at last year (16). According to Tacopina, Meek's ex-girlfriend, Nicki Minaj, was a witness to the exchange, which took place in the judge's chambers after she requested a private chat during a hearing. The lawyer also alleges Brinkley told Meek to leave his deal at Roc Nation and sign to her friend's management firm.

Just hours after a protest demanding that Meek Mill be freed took place in the streets of Philadelphia, Page Six is reporting that the Judge that sent Meek to jail for two to four years for parole violation is being investigated by the FBI .

Judge Who Sent Meek Mill Back to Prison Being Investigated by FBI : Report . Breaking News. Meek Mill might have caught a huge break in his probation case and subsequent prison sentence fight -- 'cause the FBI is reportedly probing the judge who threw him back in jail .

When contacted by Page Six, a representative for the FBI's Philadelphia field office said: "Per (Justice Department) policy, we neither confirm nor deny the existence of investigations." Meanwhile, Tacopina said of the alleged investigation: "That is something that I absolutely do not have the ability to comment on."

News of the reported probe comes after Mill's supporters gathered at the Rally for Meek event outside the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia on Monday to make their voices heard.

Ross was one of those at the rally, and told the crowd: ""I'm here to support my brother Meek Mill. I want y'all to understand that if it take Meek Mill to draw this attention, we gonna use Meek Mill to draw this attention that is gonna speak for so many others."

According to reports, the crowd chanted "Free Meek Mill" and sang the rapper's tune Dreams and Nightmares as they showed their support for the embattled rapper.

Meek Mill heading to court for bail hearing .
Rapper Meek Mill is heading back to court for a bail hearing. The Ima Boss hitmaker is currently serving a two-to-four-year prison sentence for violating the terms of his probation relating to a 2008 drug and gun bust. He checked in to prison last week (ends10Nov17), but Billboard.com reports he will return to court to face Judge Genece Brinkley on 27 November (17). Meek Mill's lawyers have filed a request to have Judge Brinkley removed from the case, claiming she has a personal vendetta against the rapper, real name Robert Williams, and ignored the recommendation of Williams' probation officer by sentencing him to more prison time. Her decision was made after he reportedly refused her suggestions to record a cover of a Boyz II Men song and leave his management deal at Jay-Z's Roc Nation label to work with Charlie Mack, a Philadelphia music executive she reportedly had a business relationship with. Mack claims he doesn't know Brinkley. Her alleged actions are also said to be under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). "When she requests he leaves his current management Roc Nation - which is one of the most important management companies in the world - and goes back to a local Philadelphia guy who has a spotted past because she had a personal relationship with him as manager, again, she's doing something that a judge would never be doing, having a personal interest," Joe Tacopina, one of Meek's attorneys, told the publication earlier this month. The 30-year-old's lawyers also filed a motion to appeal his prison term and have his probation terminated. The attorneys also requested to have the rapper released from solitary confinement and Tacopina confirms this has now taken place.

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