The FBI is launching an investigation into the Philadelphia judge who sentenced rapper Meek Mill to prison, according to multiple reports.
A source told us of the Federal Bureau of Investigation interest in the case, "The feds have an interest in the judge and [her] potential relationships. Undercover agents have been in the courtroom monitoring the Meek proceedings since April 2016", says the source. Meanwhile, Meek's attorney Joe Tacopina vows to appeal his client's ruling and tackle Brinkley's decision, citing that she has a personal vendetta against the Philly rapper.
While Meek isn't flawless - his probation stems from a 2008 gun and drug charge (which he served a year for) - when it comes down to it, a 30-year-old father is going to be spending significant time behind bars due to two separate offenses that were both previously dropped.
Brinkley's office did not respond to a request for comment and instead referred CNN's request to Gabriel Roberts, a spokesman for the 1st Judicial District of Pennsylvania, which declined to comment as the matter is "subject to future litigation".
Tacopina pointed out that both the prosecutor and Mill's probation officer did not recommend prison time for Mill.
Rapper Meek Mill, who had been on probation for nearly a decade, was arrested in March after he got into a fight in a St. Louis airport. "She showed up at his community service for the homeless people".
Sports Illustrated's The Crossover obtained Rubin's plea to Philadelphia judge Genece E. Brinkley. "I want you to know that I am personally invested in him so that he can help others".
The same article, however, quotes Mack denying any personal contact with Brinkley. In an interview with Billboard, Meek's attorney Joseph Tacopina held nothing back when discussing his client's sentence and believed Judge Brinkley's sentence "was an enormously grave mischaracter of justice". TMZ reported allegations that the judge tried to strong-arm Mill into leaving Roc Nation for music manager Charlie Mack.