The FBI has launched an investigation into the relationship between a rival Philadelphia music executive and the judge who sent rapper Meek Mill to prison for violating his probation.
Last Monday, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Mill to 2-4 years in prison following 2 arrests this year on misdemeanor charges. Both charges were dropped but Brinkley said the arrests violated the terms of his probation.
The Philadelphia FBI field office is reportedly investigating Brinkley’s relationship with local music executive, Charlie Mack, who allegedly asked Mill to sign with him.
The FBI wants to know if Brinkley, 61, used her power and influence as a judge to facilitate business deals for Mack.
A source tells the NY Post Mack had previously told Meek how he “knows the judge and he could help him with his case.”
The Daily Mail Online reports undercover FBI agents were in the courtroom when Judge Brinkley sent Mill to prison.
After she sentenced Mill to prison, she reportedly said, “I’ll be done with you.”
According to Mill’s attorney Joe Pacopina, Brinkley met with Mill, 30, and his ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj, 34, in her judge’s chambers and asked him to record a Boyz II Men song and give her a shout out on the track.
When Mill laughed off her bizarre request, she allegedly replied, “suit yourself.”
Brinkley also allegedly asked the troubled rapper to leave his current management company — Roc Nation — and sign with Mack.
A rep for the FBI’s Philadelphia field office refused to confirm or deny the reports. “Per Justice Department policy, we neither confirm nor deny the existence of investigations.”
A petition calling for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to pardon Mill has collected over 300,000 signatures. But the governor’s office said his hands are tied by local law.
In February 2016 Brinkley sentenced the rapper to 90 days of house arrest over another violation stemming from his 2008 arrest on drugs and gun charges.
He was also ordered to perform daily community service and was placed on parole for a further six years for a total of 10 years.
Mill is serving out his sentence at the state prison at Camp Hill, near Harrisburg, Pa., where he is known simply as inmate # ND8400.
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