Meek Mill Getting New Trial, Says Philadelphia District Attorney

Meek Mill

Meek's ultimate fate still rests with Judge Genece Brinkley-the judge who sentenced Meek Mill to serve 2-4 years in prison for probation violation in November 2017. "I am a political prisoner", said a frustrated and angry Meek last week. Instead, she scheduled a hearing for June, refusing to hear Meek's lawyers arguments that the rapper should be released on bail.

Mill's case has drawn plenty of media attention and the advocacy of multiple celebrities on Mill's behalf - a #FreeMeekMill campaign has had high-profile adherents since his incarceration, including 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin- who has become close with Mill.

On Monday, April 16, the Philadelphia District Attorney's office stated in courtroom that it wants a new trail for the "All Eyes On You" rapper. Mill was first placed on probation after he was convicted on drug and gun charges in 2009 and sentenced to an eight-month sentence according to the Washington Post. Mill, 30, has been in prison since November for a parole violation, on charges that stem from 2008.

The admission was made by Assistant District Attorney Liam Riley during a status hearing.

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Meek's supporters outside the courthouse erupted in joy at news of the D.A.'s request. thinking he'd be released. With a judge sentencing him to prison, despite the reported fact that neither the prosecutors nor Meek's probation officer recommended such punishment at the time, and evidence suggesting the arresting officer lied to get a conviction, the entire case seems rooted in injustice and stubbornness. The team previously revealed its intentions to file for Mill's release with the state supreme court.

In a written statement sent to HipHopDX, Tacopina provided some further insight into today's proceedings.

The DA's office decision is a positive move in the right direction, but his fate still rests in the hands of Brinkley-who many fear has a conflict of interest informing her handling of Mill's case.

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