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Kevin Hart, Sixers CEO to Pick Up Meek Mill After Court Orders Judge to Free Him on Bail

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court has ordered a judge to free rapper Meek Mill on bail while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions.

Philadelphia Sixers CEO Michael Grubin who along with comedian Kevin Hart visited Mill earlier in the day shared on social media that they were both on their way to pick him up.

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

Mill was sentenced in November to 2-4 years in prison for violating probation.

Mill issued a statement saying his five months in jail have been “a nightmare” and thanking all his supporters.

A team of lawyers and public relations consultants had waged an all-out battle to get him freed on bail.

Prosecutors say they believe Mill should get a new trial because of questions raised about the credibility of his arresting officer.

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Rapper Meek Mill’s son Papi holds a sign as protesters demonstrate in front of a courthouse during a hearing for the rapper, Monday April 16, 2018, in Philadelphia. The city’s district attorney says Mill’s convictions should be vacated and he should have a new trial. The announcement came during a hearing on Monday, but a judge is still refusing to release him on bail. Philadelphia-born Mill was sentenced in November 2017 to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Associated Press contributed to this story.

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