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News: Meek Mill’s Lawyer Says ‘Judge Had Vendetta Against Meek’

This week, Meek Mill was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating his probation stemming from an old gun and drug case. The Judge, Genece Brinkley used his failed drug test along with the failure to comply with the court to sentenced the Philly rapper. Well, now Meek Mill’s attorney Joe Tacopina is speaking out against the ruling with a very interesting theory.

Tacopina states that Brinkley has a personal vendetta against Meek and is infatuated with the rapper. Take a look at what he told Billboard below.

Billboard: What were your initial thoughts after Judge Brinkley revealed Meek’s sentencing on Monday?

Tacopina: It was an enormously grave mischaracter of justice. A really despicable version of what the justice system is supposed to be. There’s three people in the court room besides the defendant: The prosecutors, the district attorney — who’s in charge of enforcing laws and handing out punishments — [and] the probation officer who’s in charge with enforcing people who are on probation making sure that they apply with the law and when they don’t, recommending punishment.

Then, there’s a judge that’s supposed to be a fair, neutral arbitrator and oversee. Both the probation officer and the district attorney recommended no incarceration for these violations. No incarceration. But this judge excoriated both of them, challenged their credibility and overrode both law enforcement agencies recommendations and went from zero to two to four years, which shows that she clearly had a personal vendetta against this guy [Mill].

But when you look at all the other facts, like a judge crossing the line of professionalism and traditional conduct, [who] will make the request that Meek Mill re-record a famous Philadelphia pop band, Boyz II Men’s song “On Bended Knee,” where he concludes with a tribute to her and mentions her by name in the song. And he, of course, was laughing and thought it was a joke, she said, “I’m serious.” He refused to do that.

So, that, right there, was a totally an inappropriate request. When she requests he leaves his current management Roc Nation — which is one of the most important management companies in the world — and goes back to a local Philadelphia guy who has a spotted past because she had a personal relationship with him as manager, again, she’s doing something that a judge would never be doing, having a personal interest.

Another really credible example is she stopped him for violation of probation was when he went to Atlanta for a rehabilitation clinic, without her approval, she said. Then, we showed her the e-mail, in which the request was made for him to go to Atlanta for rehabilitation, and she approved it, but she said that she never got it, even though she was CC’d on it and that it was addressed to her.

She asked the district attorney to confirm it and when the district attorney was asked to confirm that she never got it, the district attorney said, “No Judge, you did get it and you responded.” She said, “You’re both wrong and I never got it.” I mean, despite cold hard evidence in her face in an e-mail, she’s claiming that she didn’t get it even though clearly she did. It’s things like that that show that this judge crossed all conceivable lines.

From 2008 — this thing was supposed to be over since 2013. We’re going to 2018. She keeps extending the probation, extending the probation for technical violation because she wants her thumb over this guy. She’s enamored with him. She showed up at his community service for the homeless people. She showed up and sat at the table. She’s a judge. You could poll any judge in America and ask them how many times they’ve showed up at a community service for a probation and the answer is zero.

Billboard: So it’s infatuation at this point?

Tacopina: It’s an infatuation, it’s some sort of an obsession, and when a judge says to someone can you re-record a song, mention my name and do a shout-out to me about how I [saved] up your life and he says no? Great, now what kind of position is he in?

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