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Meek Mill Allowed To Travel For Business

Meek Mill is now allowed to travel outside of Philadelphia for business. Meek Mill has Judge Genece Brinkley to thank for this decision.

Meek, whose real name is Robert Williams, has gotten approval to travel outside of Pennsylvania’s Montgomery County for scheduled business activities, TMZ reports. Meek must submit his travel plans to the probation department 72 hours in advance.

Meek was also given permission to live in neighboring Montgomery County. Meek still has to submit at least one urine sample per month.

Meek Mill was freed from prison last week after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered a lower court in Philadelphia to grant him bail, Fox 5 Atlanta reports.

The “Order Granting Application for Bail” reportedly appeared in a docket for the state’s top court.

It read, “The Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County is directed to immediately issue an order releasing petitioner on unsecured bail.”

The order stated Meek’s bail conditions “are to be similar or identical to those that governed petitioner’s probation prior to Aug. 1, 2017.”

Meek Mill posted messages onto his Twitter account announcing his return home:

“I’d like to thank God, my family, and all my public advocates for their love, support and encouragement during this difficult time. While the past five months have been a nightmare, the prayers, visits, calls, letters and rallies have helped me stay positive.

To the Philly District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice. I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues.

In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.”

Lawyer Joe Tacopina released the following statement:

“We are thrilled that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has directed Judge Brinkley to immediately issue an order releasing Meek on bail. As we have said all along, Meek was unjustly convicted and should not have spent a single day in jail. We are also pleased that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has noted that Judge Brinkley may opt to remove herself from presiding over any further proceedings in Meek’s case in the interests of justice. Meek is excited to be reunited with his family, and we, along with Meek, intend to continue to shine the light on a justice system in need of reform to prevent any other citizen from being put through what Meek has endured.”

In February, Meek’s legal team filed a petition targeting the credibility of a police officer involved in Meek’s arrest on drug and weapon charges in 2007.

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