Court Clerk Asked Meek Mill for Money During Probation Hearing
A court clerk where Meek Mill was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for probation violations once asked the Maybach Music Group rapper for money.
The clerk, named Wanda Chavarria, admits to handing Mill the letter, which was obtained and published by TMZ. In it, Chavarria asks Meek for money to help her son with tuition for Virginia Commonwealth University.
“This will probably be my son’s last semester at VCU if the tuition isn’t paid for this year and unfortunately with my bad credit, I am unable to secure a loan or co-sign a loan for my son,” she writes. “Anything that you can do is very much appreciated.”
The letter ends with another plea for funds. “Every little helps,” she adds. “Please donate what you can to keep him attending VCU.”
Chavarria says that she slipped him the note during a hearing, but that Judge Genece Brinkley was unaware. She also says Meek didn’t donate any money, but her son was able to stay in school and is set to graduate in May.
Judge Brinkley is under scrutiny for her work on the case. Meek’s legal team filed a motion to remove her from the case, claiming that she made multiple inappropriate requests throughout the years. An FBI probe was reportedly launched to look into the matter.
Last year, Meek was sentenced to two years in prison for violating the terms of his probation. His legal team recently confirmed that they are hoping to have his sentence overturned. “We shouldn’t be flooding jails because of probation technicalities,” said Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina. “In Philadelphia, people don’t even get two to four years for robbery, and he’s in there for a non-crime. It’s just ridiculous.”
The Philadelphia rapper is serving time in Chester State Correctional facility.