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Philly DA’s Office Says Meek Mill’s Conviction May Be Reversed

Philly DA’s Office Says Meek Mill’s Conviction May Be Reversed

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke
Photo Credit: AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Prosecutors aren’t opposed to releasing Meek Mill.

Meek Mill won a legal battle Wednesday when the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office submitted a filing to his lawyers stating that “there is a strong showing of likelihood” of his conviction being reversed.

Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner also did not oppose the rapper’s appeal for bail.

All of this comes after retired Philadelphia Police Officer Reginald Graham was accused of lying about Mill’s 2007 arrest. Graham’s name was also listed on a document maintained by the DA’s Office of officers whose credibility was in question.

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“We are very pleased with the District Attorney’s filing today stating that he is not opposing Meek’s immediate release on bail, and that there is a strong likelihood that Meek’s conviction will ultimately be reversed in whole or in part.  We look forward to his immediate release by the court on bail in light of this development,” Mill’s lawyer Joe Tacopina told CBS Philly.

Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek, was sentenced to two to four years in state prison last November for probation violations on an a gun charge from almost 10 years ago.

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“I would like to thank the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office for carefully evaluating my son’s matter and not opposing the request for bail,” Mills’s mother Kathy Williams told CBS Philly. “The fact that Robert’s entire conviction could be overturned is a blessing and I pray that God gives Judge Brinkley the wisdom to make the right decision and allow my son to return home to his family. I truly believe justice will prevail.”

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