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Nicki Minaj's Brother Still Fighting Child Rape Conviction

Months after being found guilty predatory sexual assault against a child, Jelani Maraj (brother rapper Nicki Minaj) now wants the conviction completely thrown out.

Page Six reports that Maraj’s sentencing was pushed back a month as his lawyer petitions to have his conviction dismissed. Maraj currently faces life in prison following November’s guilty verdict.

Judge Robert McDonald has yet to rule on Maraj’s lawyer’s request to have the conviction tossed.

When Maraj was on trial last year for the rape his stepdaughter, his lawyer David Schwartz attempted to argue that the victim made up the rape claims as part an elaborate $25 million extortion scheme.

In addition to predatory sexual assault against a child, Maraj was also found guilty endangering the welfare a child.