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Bill Cosby is a free man after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacation his conviction on Wednesday, FOX43 reported.

Cosby is expected to walk out of a Pennsylvania state prison a free man, after the former comedian appealed his convivtion in December.

Cosby 83, was sentenced to 3-10 years in prison in 2018 following his conviction on sexual assault charges.

Cosby's parole petition was denied by the Pennsylvania Parole Board in May after he refused to participate in a therapy program for sexually violent predators.

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Cosby's spokesman Andrew Wyatt told NBC News that his client expected to be turned down.

Wyatt said the news that Cosby's parole was denied was "not a surprise to Mr. Cosby, his family, his friends and/or his legal team."

"Mr. Cosby has vehemently proclaimed his innocence and continues to deny all allegations made against him, as being false, without the sheer evidence of any proof," Wyatt said.

"Today, Mr. Cosby continues to remain hopeful that the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court will issue an opinion to vacate his conviction or warrant him a new trial."

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A new prison photo of legendary cocaine kingpin Big Meech surfaced online on Friday.

The photo shows Meech, center, wearing a tank top and shorts while surrounded by hard legs on the prison courtyard

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Although he looks buff and healthy in the photo, the Detroit News reported that Big Meech, 52, suffers from various ailments including hypertension and cardiac problems.

The Black Mafia Family leader, real name Demetrius Edward Flenory, and his brother Terry "Southwest T" Flenory began selling cocaine on the streets of Detroit during their high school years in the late 1980s.

The brothers expanded their drug operation and established cocaine distribution rings in numerous U.S. states.

A two-year federal investigation began after Meech and Terry began to feud over Meech's flashy lifestyle. Terry moved to California and establishing his own drug organization.

In November 2007, the brothers pleaded guilty to running a continuing criminal enterprise. They were sentenced to 30 years in prison each.

Terry was granted an early release in 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Meech was denied early release and is serving out his sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Sheridan, Oregon.

He is scheduled for release on May 5, 2032, around his 64th birthday.
 

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President Donald Trump has 12 days left in office before he departs Washington, DC for good.

It is customary for outgoing presidents to issue pardons for friends, non-violent inmates and VIPs who are convicted but awaiting sentencing.

According to Bloomberg.com, Trump is considering pardoning rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black before he leaves office.

Rapper Lil Yachty and Baltimore Ravens star Lamar Jackson have pleaded with Trump to pardon Kodak Black, 23, who is serving 46 months in prison on firearms charges.

Lil Wayne, who pleaded guilty to firearm possession in December, is awaiting sentencing later this month. He faces 10+ years in prison if Trump doesn't come through with a presidential pardon.

Wayne was detained at a Miami airport in December 2019, after agents found a loaded gun, cocaine and opioids in a Coach bag on Weezy's private jet.

Wayne shocked his fans by announcing he was endorsing Trump in the November 2020 election. The rapper paid the price for his political affiliation: in addition to losing followers and friends, Weezy lost his girlfriend, Denise Bidot.

Trump will announce his list of pardons on January 2019, after clearing his things out of the White House.

Trump's first round of 26 pardons in December included his friends Roger Stone, Paul Manafort and Charles Kushner.

In addition to Kodak and Weezy, Trump may issue a pardon for himself -- just in case he faces charges after he leaves office. A sitting president can't be arrested or charged with a federal offense.

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Incarcerated rapper Kodak Black showed his appreciation and love for his attorney by gifting his "father figure" a brand new truck.

The "Zeze" rap star, real name Bill K. Kapri, is still serving time for federal weapons-related charges, but he won’t face additional time behind bars thanks to his father figure and legal representative, Bradford Cohen.

Kodak decided to treat Cohen to a belated Father's Day surprise, and sent him to his local Chevy dealership to pick up a special delivery - a 2020 Chevy Z71.
 

Kodak made sure the truck was fully paid for in advance, and he shared a snap of Cohen posing next to his new ride on Instagram.

In the accompanying caption, he revealed Cohen proved to be so much more to him than just an attorney, writing:

"Anyone Can Be A Daddy But Everyone Cant Be A Father Calling You My Lawyer Would B Disrespectful. God Put You In My Life & You've Been A Father Figure To Me. Happy Belated Fathers Day and Happy Belated Birthday Pops . I Love You."

Cohen responded to the heartwarming post by vowing to continue "going the extra mile" for Kodak and all of his clients, revealing he would be making a donation in the rapper's name to the criminal justice reform non-profit, The Innocence Project.

News of Kodak's generous gift comes two months after Cohen managed to convince Florida prosecutors to drop charges relating to the same 2019 incident the rapper is already serving a 46-month sentence for - falsifying information on federal forms to purchase three firearms in Miami.

If the deal hadn't been reached, Kodak could have faced an additional 15 years in prison. Instead, the 23-year-old rapper will complete a 500-hour drug treatment course.

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Bill Cosby's wife Camille is looking forward to her husband coming home while getting a chance to appeal his sexual assault conviction.

The disgraced comedian was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison in 2018 after he was found guilty of drugging and raping Temple University staff member Andrea Constand in 2004.

The star has repeatedly tried and failed to have the conviction overturned, arguing he did not receive a fair trial.

On Tuesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to review two aspects of the case against Cosby.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will also examine whether a prosecutor told Cosby he will not face criminal charges in Constand's case after she accepted a financial settlement from the actor.

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Camille is feeling optimistic that he will be released home while his case is under appeal.

She told ABC News Prime: "There are possibilities now. Finally, there is a court ... that has said, 'Wait a minute. There are some problems here. They can be considered for appeal.'"

She added: "I am very, very pleased... but now I'm looking at something that is possible. Possible for vindication. That is the goal."

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The 82-year-old comedian has been incarcerated for almost two years, but producer Camille said she has not visited her husband in prison.

"I do not want to see my husband in that kind of environment, and he doesn't want me to see him in that kind of environment either."

Camille insisted she and her husband communicate every day by phone.

Cosby's representative revealed the actor was "extremely thankful" to the court judges for granting him an opportunity to fight the case, reported Variety magazine.

"As we have all stated, the false conviction of Bill Cosby is so much bigger than him - it's about the destruction of ALL Black people and people of color in America," the spokesperson added.

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Bill Cosby won the right to appeal his 2018 sexual assault conviction on the grounds that the comedian didn't receive a fair trial.

It isn't clear if Cosby will be freed on bond while his case is on appeal.

The 82-year-old is currently serving a 3 to 10-year sentence after a jury found him guilty of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand during a second trial in 2004. The jury in the first case deadlocked.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will review whether prosecutors were allowed to call five additional female accusers to testify against Cosby. And whether evidence was introduced that Cosby gave women quaaludes in the past.

According to Page Six, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will also examine whether a prosecutor told Cosby he would never face criminal charges in Constand's case after she accepted a large settlement payment from him.

Cosby's previous request to be released from prison due to the coronavirus pandemic was denied.

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Joe Exotic's life partner says the "Tiger King" star is in a prison isolation during the coronavirus outbreak.

Joe, real name Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is best known for running an illegal zoo. He is the subject of a Netflix series about his life as an exotic animal trainer.

In an interview with Andy Cohen on SiriusXM radio, Dillan Passage said Joe, who was sentenced to 22 years for murder, was transferred to another prison and placed in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Passage said he spoke to Joe about three times a day on the phone before he was transferred to another prison.

"We speak like three to five times every day," Dillan told Andy, "but since he's been moved to this new facility they are putting him on like, COVID-19 isolation because of the previous jail he was at, there were cases."

When asked if he was "still in love" with Joe, Passage said: "I do love Joe, you know, he's been there for me during my darkest times. I'm not just gonna dip out and abandon him when he needs me most."

According to The Blast, Passage revealed he met Joe on the ghey male hookup app Grindr and that he was addicted to prescription medications at the time but he is now sober.

Passage confirmed Joe made all of his 'husbands' pierce their nipples.

He said he never witnessed any animal abuse at the zoo.
 

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Cardi B wasn't seriously planning to start a campaign to free incarcerated Tiger King star Joe Exotic.

Joe is the subject of the Netflix series, Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. The show follows the exploits of Joe, an eccentric tiger breeder, who ran a popular illegal zoo in Oklahoma.

While fans have taken to social media to rave about the show, rapper Cardi B took to Twitter to express her love and support for Joe after authorities sentenced him to time in prison for plotting to kill an animal rights activist and other wildlife violations.

"Bout to star [sic] a gofundme account for Joe .He shall be free," she wrote.

As the "Bodak Yellow" hitmaker's comments went viral online, she returned to the site to set the record straight, insisting, "Omg... I was just playing".

"I do love him tho and he deff needed better representation .oooooooooooooooooo here Kitty Kitty [sic]," she said.

Cardi's clarification comes after TMZ published a story revealing she wouldn't be allowed to start a campaign on the crowdfunding website GoFundMe, because the organization doesn't allow campaigns for convicted criminals.

GoFundMe pulled an account with Cardi's name attached to it and refunded the $100 it raised. TMZ added the account was not related to Cardi.

A representative from GoFundMe clarified the campaign was removed as money cannot be raised to fund the defense of inmates convicted of violent crimes.
 

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Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has tested positive for the flu-like coronavirus and is reportedly being held in isolation at the Wende Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York.

A source tells the Press-Republican newspaper the disgraced movie producer is sick, but officials at the state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision refuse to transfer him back to New York's Bellevue Hospital, where he had a private room and TV lounge privileges.

Instead, officials revealed Weinstein is being held on a medical wing with two inmates at Wende who also tested positive for COVID-19.

Weinstein celebrated his 68th birthday behind bars on Thursday, March 19, after he was transported to the maximum-security prison following a spell at Bellevue and then the medical unit at Rikers Island prison, New York with heart issues.

He was sentenced to serve 23 years behind bars for rape and sexual assault earlier this month. In addition to his current sentence, Weinstein also faces four charges of rape and sexual assault in Los Angeles, where the District Attorney's office staff have already begun extradition procedures.

The proceedings have been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Eddie returned to Saturday Night Live for the first time in 35 years on Saturday, Dec. 21. But at least one comedian didn't think he was funny.

Bill Cosby's reps called Murphy a "Hollywood slave" after the comedian took a jab at his elderly colleague, who is currently behind bars.

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Murphy, 2nd from left, is pictured with Cosby, 2nd from right, in a photo taken at a charity softball game in 1989. Also pictured are Redd Foxx, left, Sidney Poitier, center, and Richard Pryor.

Murphy, 58, dissed Cosby in his opening monologue when he mentioned the 82-year-old comedian's conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

"My kids are actually pretty much my whole life now," Murphy said. "And you know what - if you told me thirty years ago that I would be this boring stay-at-home, you know, house dad, and Bill Cosby would be in jail? Even I would have taken that bet. Who is America's dad now?"

In response to Murphy's apparent jab, Cosby's publicist Andre Wyatt took to Instagram to demand respect:

"Mr. Cosby became the first Black to win an Emmy for his role in I Spy and Mr. Cosby broke color barriers in the Entertainment Industry, so that Blacks like Eddie Murphy, Dave Chappell, Kevin Hart and et al., could have an opportunity to showcase their talents for many generations to come."

He continued:

"It is sad that Mr. Murphy would take this glorious moment of returning to SNL and make disparaging remarks against Mr. Cosby. One would think that Mr. Murphy was given his freedom to leave the plantation, so that he could make his own decisions; but he decided to sell himself back to being a Hollywood Slave."

Comparing Murphy to Stepin Fetchit, a Vaudeville comedian who was famous for his condescending Negro act, Wyatt wrote:

"Stepin Fetchit plus cooning equals the destruction of Black Men in Hollywood. Remember, Mr. Murphy, that Bill Cosby became legendary because he used comedy to humanize all races, religions and genders; but your attacking Mr. Cosby helps you embark on just becoming click bait. Hopefully, you will be amenable to having a meeting of the minds conversation, in order to discuss how we can use our collective platforms to enhance Black people rather than bringing all of us down together."