One of the documents calls attention to a 2011 incident in which Carla L. Wilson, an employee of the City of Philadelphia, apparently composed a service letter for Brinkley’s personal lawsuit against the city. The suit was in regards to one of the judge’s housing properties and strictly pertained to her personal businesses. You can see Wilson’s initials at the bottom of the document, indicating she had prepared it while working as Brinkley’s legal secretary.
This could be a violation of the Judicial Code of Conduct, which prohibits courthouse staff and judges from working to together on personal business.
Complex also obtained a 2011 police report that reveals Wilson served as the “official witness” of Brinkley’s termination of Det. Richard Pacell, who worked as her house repair man while off the clock. The judge admitted to police she had asked Wilson to come to her home to witness Pacell’s firing so she could, therefore, testify in court.
“I gave [Pacell] the Notice of Termination because I had concerns for my personal wellbeing. I asked my secretary (Carla Wilson) to go with me,” Brinkley said, according to the police report.
The judge later claimed Pacell became “irate and argumentative” after he was handed the notice. Shortly after he left, the detective contacted Brinkley over the phone. The judge told authorities she put Pacell on speakerphone so Wilson could corroborate the exchange in court. Again, this could be another violation of the Judicial Code of Conduct, as Wilson was asked to help with Brinkley’s personal business matters.
Complex has also learned about a May 25, 2016 incident in which Wilson accompanied Brinkley to supervise the rapper’s community service at Broad Street Ministry. This has raised additional suspicions, as it's an unusual practice for a judge (and his/her secretary) to visit a defendant during community service off-hours.
These findings come a day after a Philadelphia court clerk was fired for requesting money from Meek. The court employee, Wanda Chavarria, is accused of slipping a note to the rapper, requesting financial assistance for her son’s tuition.
“This will probably be my son's last semester at VCU if the tuition isn't paid for the year and unfortunately with my bad credit, I am unable to secure a loan or co-sign a loan for my son,” the note read. “Anything that you can do is very much appreciated.”
Court officials confirmed this week that Chavarria had been terminated.