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Meek Mill's 2008 Drug & Gun Conviction Thrown Out, Case May Get Dropped! + Launches New Dream Chasers Label With Roc Nation

Meek Mill just scored a MAJOR victory! His decade-old conviction in a drug and gun case has been overturned. And the case may get tossed. Also, he just joined forces with Jay Z for his own record label. Everything inside...

To say today is a good day for Robert Rihmeek Williams would be an understatement!

The Philadelphia native has been fighting for his freedom for over a decade after he copped a drug & gun conviction. Now, he sees the light at the end of the tunnel.

Today, a Pennsylvania appeal court overturned the Championships rapper's conviction in a drug and gun case that has kept him on probabtion for over 10 years. Last week, his lawyers appeared in appeals court on his behalf to get the conviction overturned and it worked!

The unanimous three-judge panel said since new evidence was presented that undermined the credibility of the officer who testified against the rapper at his trial, it's likely the case would be acquitted if it was retried.

Not only that, the court overturned a trial judge’s parole violation findings that hauled Meek back to prison for five months in 2017. You'll recall, Judge Genece Brinkley caught hella backlash for her controversial role in Meek's criminal justice troubles.

“We conclude the after-discovered evidence is of such a strong nature and character that a different verdict will likely result at a retrial,” the opinion read, which cited “highly prejudicial testimony” given during Meek’s first trial.

The AP reports:

City prosecutors have backed the defense bid for a new trial and confirmed they do not trust the officer, who has since left the force and was the only prosecution witness at the 2008 nonjury trial. Still, District Attorney Larry Krasner said Wednesday his office needs time to decide whether to drop the case.

Now-retired police officer Reginald Graham testified during Meek's trial that the rapper pointed a gun at him while being busted for drugs outside his southwest Philadelphia home. Officer Graham - who now lives in Florida -  left the force a few years ago after he was investigated internally.

The investigation concluded Officer Graham had stolen money during a drug bust in 2005 and then lied to the FBI about it. He was NOT charged. Hmph.

“The past 11 years have been mentally and emotionally challenging, but I’m ecstatic that justice prevailed,” the 32-year-old rapper said in a statement. “Unfortunately, millions of people are dealing with similar issues in our country and don’t have the resources to fight back like I did. We need to continue supporting them.”

The "Going Bad" rapper also hopped on Twitter with excitement after the ruling:

Now, the "Dreamchasers" rapper is getting to some BIG business with a BIG wig. The rapper-turned-entrepreneur, who is the co-chair of the REFORM Alliance, is launching a new record label in a joint venture with Jay Z's Roc Nation.

Meek's new label will be called "Dream Chasers." The two entertainers celebrated the launch of Dream Chasers Records today in NYC right before Mekk's court ruling came down.

A few weeks ago, "CBS This Morning" anchor Gayle King sat down with Meek and Hov at Roc Nation headquarters to chat about the record label, why they think it's important to establish a legacy as entrepreneurs for the next generation of artists, and more. Check it:

 

 

Also, REFORM Alliance CEO Van Jones, Sixers owner/billionaire Michael Rubin, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, new Roc Nation record label co-president Shari Bryant and more are moving forward to reach their goal of freeing one million people who have got caught up in the system within the next five years. They held their third board meeting recently where they heard stories from people who have been directly impacted by the probation and parole system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nice!

Meek Mill's "Free Meek" documentary - which chronicles how he became the criminal justice system poster child - premieres August 9th via Amazon Prime Video.

Photos: Meek's IG

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