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Meek Mill just got lucky! The Philly rapper has just been granted a hearing in front of the Pennsylvania Superior Court. This comes 2 weeks after the Philly D.A. filed an appeal with the Superior Court agreeing with Meek’s legal team that he deserves a new trial and a new judge in his probation violation case, something Meek’s team has been requesting for years.
“We’re looking forward to the oral argument before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and to, hopefully, having Meek’s conviction vacated,” Meek’s attorney Jordan Siev said in a statement. “In light of the District Attorney’s recent filing, where he supports the granting of a new trial to Meek and the recusal of Judge Brinkley, we hope to have this injustice rectified once and for all.”
At the center of Mill’s legal battle is former Philadelphia police officer Reginald Graham, who is among a group of officers on an internal “Do Not Call” to testify list kept by the district attorney’s office.
He was the sole officer to testify when Meek was first arrested on gun and drug charges in 2007. Since then, Graham’s credibility has been called into question. Several other cases involving the police officer have already been overturned, yet Mill’s conviction remains in place.
Judge Genece Brinkley previously gave Meek 2-4 years in prison for probation violation from which he was released.
Meek is expected in court on July 16.
Written by Clarke Jones
Source: NBC Philadelphia