Judge Genece Brinkley, who sentenced Meek Mill to two to four years in prison for violating probation, reportedly allowed the rapper to work with a convicted felon a few years ago. According to TMZ,
In a 2014 transcript obtained by the site, Meek’s then-attorney Gary Silver and prosecutor Noel DeSantis discussed the terms of Meek’s probation and the exceptions made by Brinkley. In court, the judge said, “Okay. The other thing that was raised that I have to address is this issue about him signing parole papers, probation papers that he’s not going to be around convicted felons … and the rules of probation state he can’t be around convicted felons.” The prosecutor responded, “Your Honor, [Meek]’s not supposed to be around anyone who is under supervision and be around known felons. Your Honor made an exception back in the day with the management to [Charlie Mack]. That was the only exception that you made.”
Mack pled guilty in 1997 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and served 60 months in jail.
The FBI is allegedly investigating Brinkley’s relationship with Mack and whether or not she tried to use her authority to persuade Meek’s decision to do business with him. A source told Page Six, “The feds have an interest in the judge and [her] potential relationships. This is an investigation looking into a possible extortionate demand. Undercover agents have been in the courtroom monitoring the Meek proceedings since April 2016 […] Mack had previously told Meek how he ‘knows the judge and he could help him with his case.'”