The driver who killed Nicki Minaj‘s father, Robert Maraj, in a hit-and-run was just sentenced to time behind bars.

Charles Polevich was ordered to serve 1 year in jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to two felony charges — leaving the scene of an incident without reporting and tampering with physical evidence. On top of that, his driver’s license will be suspended for 6 months and he’ll pay a $5,000 fine.

Polevich was facing up to 7 years behind bars, but Judge Howard Sturim followed through with a commitment to sentence him to no more than one year in jail.

TMZ broke the story … Nicki’s dad died at the age of 64 after being struck in a hit-and-run accident back in February 2021 while he was walking on Long Island.

At the time, cops said the driver fled the scene and tried to hide the car in a detached garage at his place. Robert was rushed to a hospital in critical condition and died from his injuries.

Nicki eventually opened up about the tragedy on her website saying … “I can say it has been the most devastating loss of my life.”

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