A court clerk for the city of Philadelphia is out of a job after confessing to requesting money from imprisoned rapper Meek Mill at his sentencing hearing last November.
Reports state that Wanda Chavarria was able to slip a note to the rapper without drawing the attention of Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley. Chavarria said that she was hoping that Meek, who is a native of the city would be sympathetic to her plight.
TMZ was able to obtain the note from Chavarria to Meek and in the note, Chavarria expressed to Meek that she needed money to pay for her son’s college tuition. Chavarria informed the rapper that her son was a student at Virginia Commonwealth University and would not be able to continue studies there if she did not find money for his tuition.
A spokeswoman for the First Judicial District of the state of Pennsylvania, Gabriel Roberts reported to phlly.com that Chavarria was terminated from her position with the court once a proper investigation of her actions was completed.
Roberts explained that the court systems of Philadelphia place a high priority on fair and impartial practices and expect this standard of ethics to be demonstrated in the behavior of all employees. Roberts also said that no actions on the part of any court employee that compromises the neutrality of the court will be tolerated.
Meek Mill is currently in prison serving a 2-4 year prison sentence that stems from drug and gun charges the rapper received a decade ago. His plight drew the attention of fans and the national media when the judge in his case sentenced him to prison without a recommendation from either the prosecutor or his probation officer to do so.
Mill was arrested in 2007 following an incident in which he aimed a firearm in the direction of a police officer. He served five months in jail at the time before being released on probation.