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Meek Mill Granted New Hearing in 2008 Conviction

A milestone has been made in the rapper’s 2008 conviction.

Meek Mill has been granted a new hearing in front of a new court over his 2008 case, a milestone his legal team has been pursuing for years.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has agreed to hear the Philadelphia rapper’s appeal to throw out his 2008 drug and gun case.

According to NBC10 Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Superior Court approved the Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner ‘s request for a new trial with a new judge. The request was granted Monday (June 3).

READ: Meek Mill Calls for Criminal Justice Reform in Powerful New York Times Op-Ed

Krasner’s filing referenced the corruption of Mill’s arresting officer Reginald Graham, who appeared on a list of police officers “with a history of lying, racial bias, or brutality.”

Mill’s legal team called for Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley to recuse herself from the case but she refused.

“We’re looking forward to the oral argument before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and to, hopefully, having Meek’s conviction vacated,” Mill’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.”

Meek Mill’s hearing is slated to take place on June 16 at 3:30 p.m. EST.

Ivie Ani

Ivie is a Nigerian-American, native New Yorker, and journalist covering culture. Usually on-air, on deadline, and on point. @ivieani

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