(AllHipHop News) One of Philadelphia's most powerful businessmen has blasted a judge's decision to send rapper Meek Mill to jail for at least two years for violating his probation.
Now, Philadelphia-based billionaire businessman/tech entrepreneur Michael Rubin is blasting the judge, while backing Meek Mill.
Michael Rubin, who is extremely prominent in Philadelphia, said he has lost all faith in the local justice system.
Michael Rubin sat in the courtroom for five hours on Monday while Meek pleaded for his freedom.
Rubin said he too, was absolutely astonished by the heavy-handed sentence issued to Meek Mill for a number of violations that have either been dismissed or resolved by his probation officers.
According to Rubin, he literally cried in court, as he heard the decision Judge Brinkley handed down to Meek.
"He is an upstanding individual that made one mistake when he was a kid," Michael Rubin noted. "When I’ve known him I’m sure he has not been involved in what I would consider criminal behavior.”
In the days following Meek's sentencing, his lawyer Joe Tacopina claimed that Judge Brinkley had a vendetta out for the Dreamchasers boss.
According to Joe Tacopina, Judge Genece E. Brinkley requested Meek re-record a Boyz II Men song in her honor, in addition to suggesting he leave Roc Nation to be managed by a friend of hers.
"Probation is supposed to be for five years, but she just wants to extend it because it's her latching on, clearly," Meek's lawyer Joe Tacopina told Billboard . "For anyone that makes a request for a recording artist mention her in a song when you're the judge overseeing this person's liberty, is clearly inappropriate."
Meanwhile, Tacopina has vowed to appeal Judge Brinkley's decision and obtain Meek his freedom.