Federal investigation launched after court clerks solicits Meek Mill for money
Desperate mother slips a note to the incarcerated rapper asking for money.
According to TMZ, Clerk Wanda Chavarria, who was at the court where Meek was sentenced over his parole violation, asked for help with her son’s Virginia Commonwealth University tuition.
In the note, Chavarria wrote: “My name is Wanda Chavarria and I hope that you don’t take offense to this letter or my request but I had to take this opportunity for my son. As a fan of the Arts (dancing/singing/theater), I’m praying that you will be able to help my son.”
She went on to give her contact information and explained, “This will probably be my son’s last semester at VCU if the tuition isn’t paid for this year and unfortunately with my bad credit, I am unable to secure a loan or co-sign a loan for my son. Anything that you can do is very much appreciated.”
She concluded: “It is every parent’s hope to provide the best for their children. Unfortunately, I am unable to fully financially support Marsell’s dream of going to college and pursuing his dream. So, I am turning to our friends and family for help. IT TAKES A VILLAGE!!! Every little helps – please donate what you can to help him attending VCU.”
According to TMZ, Chavarria hoped to get help from Mill because they both had Philly roots.
The judge reportedly had no knowledge of the request, and Mill did not financially support Chavarria in any way. As for her son, he has remained in school and is expected to graduate in May.
The latest twist in the Meek Mill case
Mill, who was initially in solitary confinement because of his celebrity status, is serving two to four years in prison because of parole violations.
Civil rights activists, including Rev. Al Sharpton, have spoken out against the sentencing, calling it unnecessarily harsh. In particular, many have blasted the judge for having a personal vendetta against Mill. Judge Genece Brinkley has been accused of handing down the tough sentence because Mill didn’t give her a shout-out in a song.