The lawyer representing Genece Brinkley, the controversial judge presiding over Meek’s case, allegedly was caught on tape saying that Meek Mill deserves a new trial.
According to Complex, the off-the-record comment was made by the lawyer, A. Charles Peruto Jr., who allegedly criticised Brinkley for refusing to grant the rapper a new trial, saying that the judge’s rigid stance made her look “fucking awful.”
This statement allegedly follows an on-camera interview for an upcoming documentary about Philadelphia’s judicial system. Peruto apparently didn’t know that the mic was still on when he said these things, and when he learned of it, defended himself by claiming to have made no derogatory comments about his client—at least none that were “on the record.”
“I have been consistent with my defense of this judge,” Peruto said “Tape or no tape, I don’t believe I said it. […] If I said something off the record, it should not be on the transcript.”
Complex adds that the audio recording was obtained from a Meek Mill “supporter”, plus it’s worthy to note that the documentary mentioned above is a collaborative project between Amazon and Meek’s record label Roc Nation.
Reacting to Peruto’s alleged off-the-record comments, here’s what Meek Mill posted on his Instagram.
It’s really crazy that everybody in the Philadelphia legal world really know what’s going on and nobody is saying anything! A new trial would mean case dismissed because the D.A’s office don’t want to fight my case because I was arrested by a dirty cop and was illegally arrested and wrongfully convicted in 2007, the same case I served over 3 years in jail for and 10 years later they trying to give me a 4 year sentence for popping a wheelie!!
The craziest part is some people have already been released because of this cop testimony…. out of 1500 people who got back in court because of this cop 1499 cases where taken from they’re original judge and placed in front of “president judge wood skipper” my case is the only case still in front of my original judge and being denied which is now holding thousands of others back from freedom because of this dirty cop who has been proven to be corrupt!!!
I can’t speak directly on it but everyone from the legal world knows boundaries have been crossed to attempt to take my freedom! Philadelphia/Pennsylvania they are embarrassing the judicial system and the world is watching!
Even her lawyer admitted this on tape saying I deserve a new trial and saying he didn’t say it… and he is the same lawyer that came to see me durning my incarceration and had a full conversation about my case and said he could get me out because he knows my judge, I didn’t pay him money and weeks later he’s my judge attorney which is beyond conflict of interest!! what judge has an criminal attorney?
It’s so much more to the story … almost every JUDGE,SHERIFF AND CLERK IN THE CJC BUILDING KNOW WHATS GOING ON BUT CANT SPEAK BECAUSE THEY CANT GO AGAINST THAT CODE! ANY EXPERTS THAT KNOW THE FACTS TO MY SITUATION KNOWS THIS IS A DISGRACE TO JUSTICE!
And it’s not all about my case, if I had 30 lawyers and a worldwide spotlight shined on my case this would be over with and the district attorneys office saying they are not standing on this corrupt cops testimony in any case not just mines! If I can’t be freed how can a normal person without fame or money get out of this web when injustice happens?