The Philly judge that sentenced Meek Mill is being investigated by the FBI over fishy background.
Philadelphia-based judge, Genece Brinkley, who last week sentenced Meek Mill to a two-to-four year prison term for violating his probation, is now being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, per a report by Page Six.
The piece cites an anonymous source with claims that authorities are looking at Brinkley in regards to her possible connections. Also, the source alleges that undercover agents have been keeping a close eye on the court proceedings in Meek’s case for over a year.
“The feds have an interest in the judge and [her] potential relationships,” the source said to Page Six. “This is an investigation looking into a possible extortionate demand. Undercover agents have been in the courtroom monitoring the Meek proceedings since April 2016.”
After last week’s sentencing, Meek Mill’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, claimed that the judge had attempted to sway Meek to drop his affiliation with Roc Nation Management in favor of someone she knew, who is also in artist management.
“She asked us to go to another local manager in Philly who she happens to have a relationship with,” Tacopina stated to Angie Martinez. “That really, really shows you that a line’s been crossed, that she’s not being impartial, and she’s not looking at this as just another defendant but she’s taking it personal.”
In the report, Page Six notes the individual the judge allegedly attempted to get Meek Mill to sign with is Charlie Mack, a Philly-based manager who Meek worked with during the early portion of his career.
But, Charlie Mack denies having any kind of relationship with Brinkley.
“I’ve spent more time talking to you than I ever talked to the judge,” Mack told Page Six. “There is no conspiracy, Meek is an old friend of 30-plus years.”
A rep for the FBI Philadelphia field office refused to comment on the alleged investigation: “Per Justice Department policy, we neither confirm nor deny the existence of investigations.”
Joe Tacopina also refused to comment on the matter: “That is something that I absolutely do not have the ability to comment on.”
Many of Meek’s fans showed up in his support during the November 13 Rally For Meek event, held outside the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia, his hometown. Rick Ross, the head of Meek’s record label (Maybach Music Group), was among the attendees.
“I’m here for one reason, I’m here to support my brother Meek Mill,” Ross said to the crowd. “If it takes Meek Mill to draw this attention, we gonna use Meek Mill to draw this attention that’s gon’ speak for many others. This type of wrongful incarceration has, unfortunately, become the calling card in urban cities throughout the U.S.”