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Meek was first arrested in 2007
19 years old and still known as Robert Williams, Meek caught seven charges relating to guns and drugs. He was sentenced to 11-and-a-half to 23 months in county prison, plus seven years of probation.
Meek was out of county jail in less than six months, then paroled to house arrest. He was also ordered to earn his GED and undergo a drug treatment program.
In December 2009, Meek finished house arrest but was kept on probation. Within the next two years he would fail 2 drug screens for weed and opiates.
Two months in, Meek got violated for leaving the county again. Judge Brinkley requests that the rapper take etiquette courses after references to his probation officer on social media provoked fans to send the officer death threats.
Multiple Philadelphia lawyers told reporters they had never heard of a judge ordering a defendant to take etiquette classes. Meek attended court hearings every three months for the next year.
The courses were intended to teach Meek how to conduct himself online. Brinkley said they were “more important than any concerts he might have”.
meek gets 3-6 months
June 29th, 2015 Meek releases Dreams Worth More Than Money. The album hit Number One on the Billboard 200 and went platinum.
After a four-and-a-half–hour hearing that included several passionate testimonials in Meek’s favor, Brinkley sentenced Meek to wear an ankle bracelet for 6-12 months and six more years of probation. Meek was not allowed to perform while on house arrest and had to complete 90 days of community service.
meek arrested for popping a wheelie on instagram
Picture from Vlad T.V Instagram
Not even a month later Brinkley violated Meek for a fifth time for a failed drug test, violating court-ordered travel restrictions, and two misdemeanor arrests: for reckless driving, (for the wheelie on instagram) and for an alleged altercation at the St. Louis airport.
Charges in the New York case are set to be dropped from Meek’s record in April if he avoids anymore violations, the St. Louis charge was dropped. Recommendations from both the prosecutor and the probation officer for sentencing were ignored, Brinkley gave him a two- to four-year sentence.
FBI investigates Brinkley
This was just one of several allegations made against Brinkley including(according to pitchfork.com) inviting Meek and Niki Manaj for a conversation without lawyers that was “entirely off-the-record.” Brinkley then allegedly asked Meek to record a cover of fellow Philly act Boyz II Men’s ballad “On Bended Knee” and include a shout-out to her in it.
Also the Philadelphia district attorney’s office named Reginald Graham, who arrested Meek Mill in 2007, as one of the 29 former police officers that should not be summoned for testimony as witnesses. TMZ reported that the officer was “investigated by federal authorities for several alleged acts of corruption.