Meek Mill’s path to freedom seems to face a new setback by the week, but his legal team continues to fight back. Just yesterday, one week after Judge Genece Brinkley denied a bail hearing for Meek, it was reported that his attorneys had filed a motion to appeal his sentencing, filed a motion to modify his bail and filed an emergency bail motion. Today the Fader has obtained documents which indicate that Mill’s team has filed another appeal calling for Brinkley to recuse herself from the case:
“The existence of a federal investigation involving Judge Brinkley’s conduct regarding Mr. Williams, combined with Judge Brinkley’s awareness of that investigation, raises further doubt as to her ability to preside impartially, and thus is an additional factor supporting recusal,” the document reads.
Last month, Meek’s attorneys officially filed their first appeal for recusal, following their claims that Brinkley attempted to leverage the rapper’s trial for personal gain, which included asking Meek to remake Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee” and rapping her name. And according to a Page Six report from last month, Brinkley has also been under investigation by the FBI since April 2016 for a “possible extortionate demand” in the Mill case.