Meek Mill Receives Support From Colin Kaepernick; FBI Reportedly Investigating Case

A rally protesting rapper Meek Mill's imprisonment is set for 5 p.m. Monday at the Criminal Justice Center

The FBI has reportedly opened a probe into a judge who sentenced rapper Meek Mill to two to four years in prison after corruption accusations surfaced against the judge.

The outcry over rapper Meek Mill's tough sentence has attracted the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which has launched a probe into the Philadelphia judge presiding over the case, Page Six has exclusively learned. "Undercover agents have been in the courtroom monitoring the Meek proceedings since April 2016".

Although Rubin said that Mill "might not have handled himself well" with Brinkley, he also expressed a desire to "help Mill realize his potential as an artist and use his growing influence and resources to give back to Philadelphia and other communities like us".

The sentence -made against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer- stems from a violation of probation linked to a 2008 gun and drug case. In an interview with Billboard, Meek's attorney Joseph Tacopina held nothing back when discussing his client's sentence and believed Judge Brinkley's sentence "was an enormously grave mischaracter of justice".

"(Meek's) frustrated, really frustrated, and knows he's being treated different than anyone else", Tacopina said. This is an investigation looking into a possible extortionate demand.

"He's been on probation for almost 10 years".

At the November 6 hearing during which Brinkley sentenced Mill, the veteran judge recounted nearly 10 years of court proceedings in which he had violated his probation, and she had sentenced him to short periods in jail and then had extended his probation. "There is no conspiracy, Meek is an old friend of 30-plus years", he told Page Six.

"Sadly there are Black folks going through the same radicalized injustice (s) within the justice system that Meek Mill has experienced for over a decade EVERY SINGLE DAY. Nobody goes on probation for 10 years", Tacopina added.

What Meek's camp and the hip-hop community are hoping for is that the judge is removed from the case and justice can be served. "And I don't do, like, you know, shout-outs to people in my songs".

So far, the petition has well over 350,000 signatures.

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