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Meek Mill. Source: BET.com

Meek Mill Seeks New Trial, Judge to Toss 2008 Conviction

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PHILADELPHIA (CelebrityAccess) – Lawyers for Meek Mill will ask an appeals court Tuesday (July 16) to overturn a 2008 drug and gun conviction that has kept the Philadelphia rapper on probation for the past decade, according to The Associated Press.

In 2017, Mill was sentenced to two to four years in prison for minor parole violations. Though he only spent roughly four months of the sentence in prison before a court ordered him released last year, his lawyers are now claiming that the judge who put him away has a grudge against the performer, and it looks like city prosecutors agree.

Prosecutors under District Attorney Larry Krasner have filed a motion supporting the bid to toss the conviction and have it be retried under a new judge, reports AP. 

Mill’s lawyers are reportedly hoping to persuade the state Superior Court that the rapper’s conviction be thrown out based on credibility issues with the now-retired police officer who was the key witness against him at the nonjury trial.

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