The guy who was responsible for the hit-and-run death of Nicki Minaj’s father in early 2021 has now been given a year in prison. Judge Howard Sturiun sentenced Charles Polevich on Wednesday morning in Nassau County, New York, according to TMZ (August 3).
Polevich already entered a plea of guilty to two felonies, including tampering with physical evidence and leaving the scene of an accident without filing a report. He will now face a six-month license suspension and a $5,000 fine.
The 72-year-old could have received a sentence of up to seven years in prison, but the court stuck to his word and only gave Polevich a year in prison.
On February 12, 2021, Robert Maraj was walking between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue in the direction of north when he was struck by a car on Long Island. He was taken to a hospital in severe condition but passed away as a result of his wounds. Maraj has a 64-year-old age.
Three days after the incident, Nassau County Police discovered the allegedly stolen car in a detached garage with a modified exterior, and Polevich eventually turned himself in.
Nicki paid tribute to her late father on her website shortly after his departure, which she referred to as the “most heartbreaking loss” of her life. “Tho I can’t really bring myself to discuss the passing of my father as yet,” she wrote. “I can say it has been the most devastating loss of my life.”
Nicki Minaj On Her Dad’s Birthday
On his expected 65th birthday in May of last year, Nicki Minaj paid homage to her father on Instagram. “Happy Birthday Daddy,” she wrote. “Miss u so much. So much. So so much. Rest In Peace. Oh my God.”
The Queens rapper’s upcoming track, “Freaky Girl,” is scheduled for release on August 12. Nicki has promised her fans that in this song, she will channel the late funk icon Rick James. In addition to her collaborations with Fivio Foreign and Coi Leray, Nicki has released a string of tracks this year, including “Do We Have A Problem?” and “Bussin,” both of which featured Lil Baby.