Published 7:55 p.m. ET Nov. 6, 2017 | Updated eight:42 a.m. ET Nov. 7, 2017
Rapper Meek Mill has been sentenced to jail for no less than two years for violating probation
Rapper Meek Mill arrives on the legal justice middle in Philadelphia on Monday. A choose sentenced him to 2 to 4 years in state jail for violating probation in an almost decade-old gun and drug case.(Photo: Matt Rourke, AP)
Rapper Meek Mill was sentenced Monday to 2 to 4 years in jail on probation violations Monday by a Philadelphia choose who stated the musician had wasted a number of probabilities to scrub up his act following a 2009 gun and drug case, based on the Associated Press.
The sentence rounded out a roughly decade-long forwards and backwards between the 30-year-old musician and Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley that has dogged Mill’s profession as he had been jailed and known as to courtroom a number of occasions on numerous infractions.
“I’ve been trying to help you since 2009,” Brinkley stated, citing a failed drug take a look at, failure to adjust to a courtroom order proscribing his journey and two different unrelated arrests. “You basically thumbed your nose at me,” the choose stated.
The handing down of the sentence got here after a prosecutor really helpful that Mill not be imprisoned for the violations, saying that he has been clear since January and that he has grown as an individual since his authentic crime. Brinkley stated the prosecutor was too new to the case to know how Mill simply “does what he wants.”
Mill owned as much as the violations in his solely badertion in the course of the listening to and stated that jailing him would possible finish his musical profession. He stated that he has battled habit to the prescription painkiller Percocet and that he has solely tried to flee a lifetime of crime.
“I may have made a mistake but I never had the intention of disrespecting you,” he stated.
His lawyer, Brian McMonagle, restated the prosecutor’s advice of no jail sentence again to the choose as Mill emptied his pockets and eliminated jewellery from his wrists. With a courtroom officer looming behind him, Mill turned his head and seemed backed within the path of his mom earlier than standing up and being led out of the room by the officer.
McMonagle vowed to attraction the choice as greater than a dozen family and friends members stormed out of the courtroom.
“The sentence handed down by the Judge — against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer — is unjust and heavy-handed,” he wrote. “We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career.”
Mill has served quick stints in jail and residential confinement following his conviction on gun and drug possession costs that would have resulted in a 5 to 10 yr jail sentence. He additionally was not too long ago arrested two occasions — as soon as in St. Louis for a combat in an airport the place critical costs towards him have been later dropped and the opposite for reckless driving in New York City.
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