The FBI is investigating the Philadelphia judge that threw rapper Meek Mill back in jail last week.
The rapper was sent back behind bars on Wednesday for probation violation with a sentence of two to four years that many claimed was ‘unjust’. Is has now emerged that the FBI is looking into the the judge who threw him back in jail.
According to TMZ, Judge Genece Brinkley is reportedly being investigated by the FBI for possible relationships she might have in Philadelphia including one with a local music mogul, Charlie Mack, whom Meek worked with early in his career, she allegedly asked Meek to sign with.
‘The feds have an interest in the judge and her potential relationships. This is an investigation looking into a possible extortionate demand. Undercover agents have been in the courtroom monitoring the Meek proceedings since April 2016,’ and FBI source told the New York Post.
The source continued, ‘Mack had previously told Meek how he ‘knows the judge and he could help him with his case.’ Mack has denied such a claim to the Post. Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin has written a letter to the judge.
He called Meek a ‘good son, a good father, and a loyal friend.’
‘He knows that he is at a pivotal point in his career and that the stakes are high,’ Rubin wrote in a letter seen by Sports Illustrated. ‘I want you to know that I am personally invested in him so that he can help others.’
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.’
Tacopina claimed last year Judge Brinkley asked Meek in her private chambers in front of Meek’s then-girlfriend Nicki Minaj to record a Boyz II Men song and give her a shoutout in the lyrics.
His attorney claimed the judge asked for him to do a remake of On Bended Knee. He alleged that when the hip hop star laughed off the request the judge declared she was ‘not kidding’ and when Meek refused she said ‘suit yourself’.
There have been claims that his harsh sentence of two to four years as as a result of him denying her request. Meek’s lawyer Joe Tacopina told TMZ he believes Judge Brinkley went against prosecutors recommendation for no prison sentence.
Brinkley also apparently turned up to Meek’s community service, which is unheard of. She also allegedly requested that the rapper leave his current management company – Roc Nation – and sign with a Philadelphia local who she has a personal relationship with.