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Driver pleads guilty over hit-and-run crash that killed Nicki Minaj’s father



A success-and-run driver has pleaded responsible over the crash that killed the daddy of singer, Nicki Minaj in New York state in 2021.


Billboard stories Charles Polevich appeared in Nassau County courtroom on Friday Might 6, the place he pled responsible to at least one depend of leaving the scene of an accident and one other depend of proof tampering, each felonies, stemming from the deadly Feb. 2021 accident that killed Robert Maraj.


Businessman Charles Polevich, 71, admitted leaving the scene of the February 2021 accident that fatally injured Robert Maraj, 64, as he walked alongside a highway in Mineola.


Update: Driver pleads guilty over hit-and-run crash that killed Nicki Minaj


Though Polevich confronted as much as seven years behind bars, the choose has dedicated to no multiple yr in jail, disappointing prosecutors and the hip hop star’s mom.


He had initially obtained out of his automotive and regarded on the injured man on the bottom, however then drove off, didn’t name emergency providers, put his automotive in a storage, and coated it with a tarpaulin, authorities mentioned


“Mr. Polevich’s life story is one among serving to others, which makes this case so out of character,” Polevich’s legal professional Marc Gann instructed Billboard. “There aren’t any allegations of substance use or abuse as causative of his conduct and it’s our perception {that a} medical coronary heart situation contributed to Mr. Polevich’s conduct. Mr. Polevich couldn’t be extra sorry for the lack of Mr. Maraj.”


Maraj died in hospital the following day after the accident. 


Polevich was subsequently arrested and charged with leaving the scene of a deadly accident and tampering with proof. At his preliminary arraignment, he pleaded not responsible.


Polevich is due again in courtroom on August 3 for his sentencing.

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