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May222019

Philadelphia District Attorney requests new trial and new judge for Meek Mill

Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC ImagesMeek Mill’s call for justice was answered Wednesday when the Philadelphia District Attorney filed a motion for a new trial and a new judge for the rapper.

D.A. Larry Krasner filed new documents in Pennsylvania Superior Court requesting a new probation violation trial, according to Philadelphia ABC-TV affiliate WPVI.

The Championships rapper responded to the news by tweeting, “Doesn’t mean I win ... but that is great news!!!!”

Kranser says that Judge Genece Brinkley, who sentenced Meek in 2017 to two to four years in prison for  violating his parole on drug and gun possession charges, is biased. He states that she acted improperly with a surprise visit to a homeless shelter where Mill was doing court-ordered community service.

Brinkley previously denied Mill’s request for a new trial.

Mill’s attorney, Jordan Siev, says in a statement, "We are very pleased that the Philadelphia District Attorney's office has confirmed to the Superior Court that Meek is entitled to have his conviction vacated. The brief is also significant in that it marks the first time the DA has publicly outlined in writing that it supports Judge Brinkley's recusal based on her 'appearance of partiality' and 'public perception of unfairness and bias.'"

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court granted Mill's release on bail on April 24, 2018 as he appealed his sentence. 

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