More controversy has emerged in Meek Mill’s legal battle, as the FBI has reportedly launched a probe into the judge that violated the rapper’s probation.
According to Page Six, Judge Genece Brinkley — who recently sentenced the rapper to 2-4 years in prison for probation violations — is being investigated by the FBI over possible relationships in Philadelphia related to the rapper.
The judge may have ties to a music mogul named Charlie Mack, who Meek Mill worked with early in his career and holds a personal vendetta against him. Meek’s lawyers claim the judge asked Mill to leave Roc Nation to sign with Mack, among other requests.
“The feds have an interest in the judge and [her] potential relationships,” said a source. “This is an investigation looking into a possible extortionate demand. Undercover agents have been in the courtroom monitoring the Meek proceedings since April 2016.”
Meek Mill reportedly rejected Judge Brinkley’s alleged suggestion because Mack is a convicted felon and Mill’s probation prohibits associations with convicted felons. Brinkley reportedly said she would make an exception for Mack on the record.
“Mack had previously told Meek how he ‘knows the judge and he could help him with his case,’ ” added the insider. However, Mack denies these claims. “I’ve spent more time talking to you than I ever talked to the judge,” he told Page Six. “There is no conspiracy, Meek is an old friend of 30-plus years.”
Furthermore, Meek’s attorneys allege that Judge Brinkley asked the rapper to remake Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee” with a shoutout to her. And, Mack manages the R&B group.
The FBI has not confirmed the reports about the probe into the judge, as of press time.
Meek’s team are looking to file a motion to remove Judge Brinkley from the case. Meanwhile, Meek is currently incarcerated.