The Dreams and Nightmares rapper took to his Instagram with a photo of today’s court arraignment to point out that he and the 76-year-old both employed Joe Tacopina. Meek’s post featured a headline about the case stating, “Former President Donald Trump has pleaded not guilty to all 34 counts in his indictment.” The image featured Trump along with his legal team, including Tacopina.
Meek wrote in his caption, “Trump graduated from the streets…sharing criminal lawyers [with us]…Joe Tactical.”
The 35-year-old then posted a photo of him and Tacopina side by side. The picture originates from his 2017 criminal reform case.
Meek was sentenced to two to four years in prison at the time for violating his 10-year probation terms for his 2008 gun and drug case. Tacopina was the MC’s defense lawyer in the matter. Judge Genece Brinkley’s ruling was criticized as “heavy-handed” as well as “unjust,” and it reignited conversation surrounding racial discrimination in the U.S. criminal justice system. After serving five months of his sentence, Mill was released from jail on behalf of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Joe Tacopina does not shy away from representing high-profile celebrities; he also worked for former Yankees star Alex Rodriguez in his MLB doping scandal.
Trump faces a maximum sentence of 136 years for a 34-count indictment that was unsealed on Tuesday afternoon following his surrender. He pleaded not guilty to all charges, which relate to falsifying records and conspiracy surrounding his alleged involvement in hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and another woman.