Meek Mill's lawyers are continuing their tireless efforts to free him and today (March 20) have filed a request to have Judge Genece Brinkley, who handed down his four-year sentence for violating probation, to be removed from the case.
Meek's legal team said that a primary reason they decided to file the petition for removal was that Judge Brinkley's personal attorney, Charles Peruto Jr., told the press he would sue Meek's legal and management team over their allegations that the judge attempted to extort the "Dreams and Nightmares" rapper. The documents allege that Judge Brinkley took "an unusual interest in, and trying to inject herself into,
[Meek Mill's] personal and professional life." Further, they assert that the case "involved a pattern of judicial (mis)conduct that has prejudiced the rights of a probationer and threatens to undermine the public's confidence in the integrity of the judicial system." In lay-mans terms, this means that Meek's team is following up at their promise to clap back at Judge Brinkley for handing down what they perceive as an overly harsh sentence due to her alleged personal vendetta against the rapper. In addition to filing for the judge to be removed,
they also have requested that Meek Mill be freed immediately on bail pending the proceedings. The last few weeks have been a roller coaster for Meek Mill, after his arresting officer was revealed to have been on the Philadelphia District Attorney's secret list of corrupt cops. He's also been granted a hearing for his Post Conviction Relief Act petition, which could potentially lead to his freedom soon.