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Feds launch investigation into judge who sent Meek Mill to prison

November 15, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Feds launch investigation into judge who sent Meek Mill to prison

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The backlash over harsh sentence handed to rapper Meek Mill has garnered the attention of the FBI, which has launched an investigation into the Philadelphia judge managing the case.

Celebrities including Jay-Z and Rick Ross have criticized Judge Genece Brinkley for the harsh sentencing. Meek Mill, whose name is Robert Williams, was sentenced to two to four years behind bars for violating his probation, even though the district attorney and Meek’s probation officer had requested no jail time. He is currently placed in solitary confinement.

Meek’s lawyer Joe Tacopina has publicly alleged that Brinkley showed “enormous bias” against the rapped and behaved “inappropriately” by repeatedly asking the rapper to drop his management, Roc Nation, and sign with Philly music figure Charlie Mack, whom Meek collaborated with during the early years of his career.

The FBI has apparently launched an investigation into Judge Genece Brinkley and her potential relationships including a possible extortionate demand.

A source told the New York Post’s Page Six that, “The feds have an interest in the judge and potential relationships. This is an investigation looking into an extortionate demand. Agents have been in the courtroom monitoring the Meek proceedings since 2016.”

The source added, “Mack previously told Meek how he ‘knows the judge and could help him.’ ”

However, Mack contends that he doesn’t know Brinkley: “I’ve spent more time talking to you than I talked to the judge. There is no conspiracy. Meek is an old friend.”

Brinkley also is said to have asked Meek — in her private chambers in front of Meek’s former girlfriend Nicki Minaj — to record a Boyz II Men song and give a shoutout to Brinkley in the lyrics.

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