Driver who killed Nicki Minaj’s father given a 1 year jail sentence

  • Nicki Minaj’ Father’ Killer Sentenced To 1 Year In Jail For Hit-And-Run

  • Driver who caused the death of Nicki Minaj’ Father Sentenced To 1 Year In Jail

Driver who killed Nicki Minaj's father given a 1 year jail sentence
Driver who killed Nicki Minaj’ father given a 1 year jail sentence

The driver who struck and killed Nicki Minaj’ father and fled the scene will remain in jail for the following 12 months.

After entering a plea of guilty to one count of leaving the scene of an accident and another count of tampering with evidence in with the accident in February 2021 that claimed the life of Robert Maraj, Charles Polevich was sentenced to one year in prison on Wednesday, according to TMZ.

In addition, he will have to pay a $5,000 fine and have his licence suspended for six months.

The court upheld his promise to sentence Polevich to more than one year in prison even though the felony charge carried a maximum sentence of seven years in prison.


Maraj was walking along the road in Mineola, New York on Feb. 12, 2021, when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver.

He was taken to a local hospital before he died the next day at the age of 64. Polevich was arrested at his home the following week.

Polevich’ lawyer previously told Billboard that his client was “extremely remorseful for any role he may have played in Mr. Maraj’ death.”

“Mr. Polevich’ life story is one of helping others, which makes this case so out of character,” said Marc Gann. “There are allegations of substance use or abuse as causative of his conduct and it is our belief that a medical heart issue contributed to Mr. Polevich’ conduct. Mr. Polevich could not be more sorry for the loss of Mr. Maraj.”

In May of last year, Nicki opened up about “the most devastating loss of my life” in a message on her website.

“I find myself wanting to call him all the time. More so now that he’ gone. Life is funny that way,” she wrote. “May his soul rest in paradise. He was very loved & will be very missed.”

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