Philadelphia, PA – Meek Mill was granted an appellate court hearing with the Superior Court in Philadelphia on Tuesday (June 4), according to a statement obtained by HipHopDX.
The Philly rapper’s legal team will have the chance to advocate for Meek’s original conviction to be overturned in front the Pennsylvania Superior Court – not Judge Genece Brinkley, the controversial judge who’s been accused having a personal vendetta against the Championships artist.
The Philly D.A. advocated for a new trial just last month.
Throughout Meek’s legal ordeal, it was discovered Meek’s 2007 original arresting ficer Reginald Graham was entangled in corruption scandals and provided false testimony, including on Meek’s case.
Graham testified Meek was selling drugs and pointing a gun at police ficers at the time his arrest, but Meek insists that isn’t true. Graham’s fellow ficer, Jerold Gibson, submitted a sworn affidavit that corroborated Meek’s story.
In June 2018, Brinkley denied Meek’s effort to get another trial and overturn the conviction — despite the overwhelming evidence in Meek’s favor. Now, Meek’s legal team can finally present their case in front the Superior Court in an effort to finally clear Meek’s name so he can resume life with no bail restrictions
One Meek’s attorneys, Jordan Siev, is more than ready to present their case.
“We’re looking forward to the oral argument before the Superior Court Pennsylvania and to, hopefully, having Meek’s conviction vacated. In light the District Attorney’s recent filing, where he supports the granting a new trial to Meek and the recusal Judge Brinkley, we hope to have this injustice rectified once and for all.”
The hearing is scheduled for July 16 at 3:30 p.m. local time.