Rapper Meek Mill is celebrating good news after as his 11-year stint on probation has ended.
CBS Philly has reported that Meek plead guilty to a misdemeanor gun charge and the prosecutors have dropped the rest of the charges. The deal was accepted Tuesday in a Philadelphia courtroom by Judge Leon Tucker.
In 2008, Meek was convicted on gun and drug charges. He was sentenced to prison and was released in 2009. The dropped charges come about a month after Mill’s 2008 conviction was overturned in Pennsylvania Superior Court. It was also decided that Judge Genece Brinkley, who many believe had a vendetta against the rapper, would no longer oversee the case.
Brinkley continued to oversee Mill’s probation throughout the years and accused him of violating it several times. She was also the judge responsible for sending him back to jail on a probation violation in November of 2017 and sentenced him to 2-4 years. Meek was released in April of 2018 and immediately began working with Jay-Z and Van Jones on prison reform. The three men along with some other people formed “The Reform Alliance” in January of this year to work on the laws surrounding probation and parole.
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