The judge at the center of Meek Mill’s probation violation case has reportedly caught the attention of federal investigators. On Monday (Nov 13), the NY Post reported that Judge Genece Brinkley is now the focus of an FBI probe.
Brinkley’s alleged “extortionate demands” and “potential relationships” within the Philly music circuit are purportedly being investigated. According to the report, Brinkley may have a connection to Meek’s former manager, Charlie Mack, who denies knowing her.
Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, has claimed that Brinkely showed “bias” towards the rapper when she sentenced him to two to four years for violating the terms of his probation. Tacopina also asserted that back in 2013, Brinkely privately requested that Meek remake Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee,” and give her a shoutout.
In handing down what Tacopina called a “ridiculous” sentence Brinkely went against the recommendations of the district attorney and Meek’s probation officer, both of whom requested no jail time.
“This is an investigation looking into a possible extortionate demand,” a source told the Post of Brinkely. “Undercover agents have been in the courtroom monitoring the Meek proceedings since April 2016.”
As per their policy, the Philly FBI has neither confirmed nor denied the probe.
In other Meek news, Rick Ross, 76ers legend Julius “Dr. J.” Erving, Eagles players and fans were among the Meek Mill supporters rallying in Philadelphia Monday (Nov. 13) in protest of a judge’s jail sentence in the rapper’s probation violation case.
In one video clip, Rozay addressed the crowd: “I’m here to support my brother Meek Mill. I want y’all to understand that if it take Meek Mill to draw this attention, we gonna use Meek Mill to draw this attention that is gonna speak for so many others.”