Court allows Meek Mill to reside in Montgomery Co. while out on bail

PHILADELPHIA (AP/WTXF) -- A court has ordered that Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill, who was released from prison last week, may reside in Montgomery County while out on bail.

The state Supreme Court directed a Philadelphia judge who had jailed Mill to immediately issue an order releasing him on unsecured bail last Tuesday.

Mill, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, was sentenced in November to two to four years behind bars for probation violations.

Now, Mill may reside in Montgomery County, where he is believed to be staying with Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin.

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After his release, the 30-year-old rapper told supporters he will fight to overturn his 2007 conviction. A hearing is set for mid-June before the same judge who ordered his recent jail term.

Earlier this month, in a major victory for Mill, prosecutors said they agreed with his lawyers that he should get a new trial because of questions raised about the arresting officer. The now-retired officer was among a list of police officers the prosecutor's office has sought to keep off the witness stand in cases across the city because of credibility questions.

"There's not a fair-minded judge in the city. This county. This state or in this country who wouldn't when a district attorney says grant a new trial, grant a new trial," Meek Mill's Attorney Brian McMonagle told FOX 29.

Mill is due back in court in mid-June unless the judge rules prior to that hearing.

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