Meek Mill’s sentencing last year is currently the subject of a lot of discussions, following the news that the judge and other public officials involved with the hearing engaged in inappropriate behavior.
In a report from Complex.com, the judge, Genece Brinkley, allegedly violated a Judicial Code Of Conduct when she had her secretary compose a letter for her lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia in 2011.
Her secretary, Carla L Wilson, wrote a letter indicating the lawsuit against the city which violates the stipulation which bans courthouse staff and judges from working together on personal matters. Mostly, it’s a regulation to avoid a conflict of interest.
Supposedly, the requirement is to keep the environment professional and devoid of personal situations and matters.
Furthermore, Wilson served as the “official witness” during a court hearing which terminated Detective Richard Pacell’s employment.
The judge, Brinkley, had invited Wilson into her home to “witness the firing” and testify in court on her behalf. Complex.com also reports that Judge Brinkley supervised Meek’s community service at Broad Street Ministry, also against the rules.
Their appearance caused a lot of concern because it is not typical for a judge and his/her secretary to visit a defendant during off-hours from their community service.
And oddly enough, representatives speaking on behalf of the rapper also state the judge is biased in her sentencing of Meek Mill because he allegedly refused to “shout her out” during a Boys II Men remake.
Wanda Chavarria, a court clerk, lost her job after asking the rapper to pay for her son’s tuition for his final semester in college. As you may know, Meek Mill going to jail has been a controversial matter since it was revealed last year. Many artists have come out in support of Meek, including his ex-girlfriend, Nicki Minaj.