Meek Mill’s legal saga, more than a decade old, is officially over, The Philidelphia Inquirer reports. Common Pleas Court Judge Leon Tucker on Tuesday morning agreed to let Mill plead guilty to illegal possession of a firearm and the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office dropped all other charges against the celebrity rapper, closing the books on a years-long process in which Mill was incarcerated for probation violations, freed early amid widespread outcry, and then became a high-profile and outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform.
The decision came a month after the Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated Mill’s 2008 conviction on gun and drug charges. The appellate court noted that prosecutors had agreed with Mill’s lawyers that his case had been tainted by the involvement of former Philadelphia police officer Reginald Graham. Graham — the only witness to testify at Mill’s trial — left the force in 2017 after internal investigators found him guilty of stealing money during a 2005 raid in Overbrook, then lying to the FBI about it.