It is being reported that the FBI has launched an official investigation into the Philidelphia judge who sentenced rapper Meek Mill to prison. According to The Hill, Judge Genece Brinkley, who sentenced Mill to two to four years for violating his probation, is the judge under investigation.
“The feds have an interest in the judge and [her] potential relationships. This is an investigation looking into a possible extortionate demand. Undercover agents have been in the courtroom monitoring the Meek proceedings since April 2016," a source said, according to The Hill.
Mill's attorney, Joe Tacopina, believes that the judge showed tremendous bias, including a request that Mill sign with Philidelphia music figure Charlie Mack and drop Roc Nation, who was his current manager.
PageSix reports that there was a public outcry over rapper Meek Mill's tough sentence. Stars including Jay-Z and Rick Ross have criticized Judge Genece Brinkley for sentencing Meek to two to four years in jail for a probation violation, despite the district attorney asking for no jail time whatsoever. PageSix learned that Meek is currently serving time in solitary confinement.
"Brinkley also is said to have asked Meek — in her private chambers in front of Meek’s then-girlfriend Nicki Minaj — to record a Boyz II Men song and give a positive shoutout to Brinkley in the lyrics. Mack manages the R&B group," writes PageSix.
According to TMZ, "Law enforcement sources tell us Judge Genece Brinkley is being investigated by the FBI for possible relationships she might have in Philly -- including to a local music mogul, Charlie Mack, whom she asked Meek to sign with -- as well as a possible extortionate demand. The New York Post broke the story."
Indeed, earlier this year, Meek Mill was sentenced to two to four years in state prison for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. The 30-year-old musician allegedly failed a drug test and did not comply with a court order restricting his travel.
The sentence came as a surprise after prosecutors recommended that Mill not become imprisoned, noting that he is off drugs and has complied with the majority of his probation requirements. However, the judge said that she wanted to help Mill, but for over a decade he has felt that he is allowed to do whatever he wants.
Meek feels that he was treated unfairly on account of his fame. He feels that if his name was John Smith, and had he not been famous, then he wouldn't be in jail.
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