Meek Molle has received a pardon from the governor of Pennsylvania.
The Philadelphia rapper took to Instagram on Thursday (Jan. 12) to share a certificate signed by Gov. Tom Wolf outlining his previous convictions and the decision that he should be freed from the legal consequences resulting from them.
“The Board of Pardons, after full hearing, after due public notice and in public meeting, has recommended in writing to me, with the reasons therefor, the pardon of the said Robert R. Williams, which recommendation and reasons have been filed in the office of the lieutenant governor,” reads the certificate.
“Given under my hand and the great seal of the State, at the City of Harrisburg, this 12th day of January in the year of our Lord 2023. By the Governor, Tom Wolf.”
Meek Mill wrote in the caption, “Thankyall. I’m only gone to do more for my community on God! #newlevelsunlocked.”
Meek Mill was one of 369 recipients of a pardon from Governor Wolf this week, bringing his total to 2,540 since he was sworn into office in 2015.
“I have taken this process very seriously – I have reviewed and thought carefully about each and every one of these 2,540 pardons and the lives they will affect,” he said in a statement. “Every single one of the Pennsylvanians who made it through the process truly deserves their second chance, and it has been my honor to give it.”
He continued, “A record prevents positive forward movement in a person’s life and can trigger a repeating cycle of defeat. I am confident that with rights restored, pardoned Pennsylvanians prove themselves by stepping up and giving back to our community.”
In December, a judge jailed Meek Mill for a 2017 probation violation accused of ethical misconduct.
According to Philadelphia InquirerGenece Brinkley was transferred to civil court and stripped of all her criminal cases, which were reassigned amid growing concerns about unethical behavior.
Attorneys and other judges accused Brinkley of “imposing illegal sentences, allowing sentences to run past their maximum date, or failing to [to] deal with cases referred to her by higher courts” after reviewing her caseload.