Philadelphia DA says Meek Mill conviction should be tossed

Lawrence Kim
April 17, 2018

Prosecutors in Meek Mill's case want his original drug conviction to be vacated, which would mean immediate freedom for the rapper - but, once again, the judge is refusing to bend.

Philadelphia-born Mill was sentenced in November to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case.

"We're elated", said Brian McMonagle, one of Mill's lawyers.

Earning the backing of the Philadelphia District Attorney's office was a considerable victory for Mill's team nonetheless. The decision has sparked months of public outrage directed at Brinkley and the country's criminal justice system more generally.

Mill's incarceration has become a major cause celebre, with celebrities offering their support and recent prison visits from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.

Mill is now serving a two- to four-year prison sentence for violating his parole stemming from a gun and drugs charge back in 2008.

"Now, the fact that he's not out on bail is even more egregious and more outrageous, because the District Attorney's Office just agreed that this conviction should be overturned", said Tacopina.

She also refused to hear arguments that Mill be released on bail.

Mill's supporters have been at the Criminal Justice Center on Monday to protest his imprisonment over a probation violation.

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