MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) – The driver of a vehicle that hit and killed the father of rapper Nicki Minaj has been sentenced to a year in jail. Charles Polevich also has been ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and had his driver’s license suspended for six months for running down Robert Maraj as he walked along a road in Mineola, New York, in February 2021. Prosecutors say Polevich stopped briefly to ask if Maraj was OK but did not call for help. Prosecutors say Polevich hid his car in his garage under a tarp. Maraj died the next day. Polevich told the court yesterday he has been “heartsick” over the tragedy and there was “no excuse” for his behavior.
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