The judge who sent rapper Meek Mill packing to prison has denied his bail request. The order comes one week after Pennsylvania’s Superior Court sent Meek Mill’s bail request back down to the lower court to be heard by the original sentencing judge.
Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Mill to 2-4 years in prison for being a habitual probation violator.
Mill’s attorney filed multiple bail requests with Judge Brinkley but she ignored their requests. So the legal team filed an emergency request with Pennsylvania’s Superior Court which declined to release Mill on bail.
The Superior court judges ordered Brinkley to stop ignoring Mill’s requests for bail and hold a bail hearing.
It ins’t clear whether Judge Brinkley held a bail hearing or simply ruled on the court’s order.
According to court documents obtained by gossip webloid TMZ, Brinkley denied Mill’s request for bail, saying he is a “flight risk” and “a danger to the community.”
She detailed Mill’s violations which included failing a drug test. She also implied he may have used a substance called “Fast Flush” to clear the drugs out of his system.
Mill told the judge he was battling a Percocet addiction and he needed help. But the judge was not moved.
Mill’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, accused Brinkley of showing unfair bias toward his client. Tacopina claims the judge asked Mill to record a new version of a Boyz II Men song and to give her a shout-out on it.
Tacopina claims Brinkley “continues her long pattern of unfair treatment” of Meek, and vows to appeal. But appeals can take as many as 3 years to be heard. By then Mill will be released… if he behaves himself.
Mill is serving out his sentence at the State Correctional Institution, 2500 Lisburn Rd, Camp Hill, PA 17011, where he is known simply as inmate # ND8400.