The judge presiding over the Meek Mill case — who sentenced the rapper to two to four years in prison for a probation violation — is being investigated by the FBI.
According to reports, the FBI launched a probe into Judge Genece Brinkley for a possible relationship she might have had with Philly music figure Charlie Mack, whom Meek worked with early in his career.
An unidentified source told Page Six that, “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.”
Additionally, Meek’s attorney Joe Tacopina said that Judge Brinkley showed “enormous bias” against the star and acted “inappropriately” by repeatedly asking the rapper to drop his current management, Roc Nation, and sign with Mack.
Brinkley sentenced Meek, whose real name is Robert Williams, to two to four years in prison for a probation violation even though the district attorney and Meek’s probation officer requested no jail time.
Furthermore, the unidentified source also told Page Six that Mack had previously told the rap artist he “knows the judge and he could help him with his case.”
However, Mack insisted that he doesn’t know Brinkley at all: “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,” Mack said.
Tacopina also contends that back in 2013, Brinkley privately requested that Meek remake Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee,” and give her a shoutout on the song. However, Meek did not follow through — which is why he believes Brinkley gave Meek such a harsh sentence.
A rep for the FBI Philly field office said, “Per [Justice Department] policy, we neither confirm nor deny the existence of investigations.”
Last night citizens in Philly held a #FreeMeekMill rally to show their support for the rapper. Even stars like Rick Ross and Dr. J took the streets to protest the judge’s ruling and show their support.
— FastLifeYoungin (@Tom_Flies) November 13, 2017