New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine might really have to deal with some serious prison time. New reports claim he’s still facing nearly 40 years behind bars despite cooperating with prosecutors in his federal racketeering case.
According to reports, a new filing shows 6ix9ine could still land a solid 37 years in prison.
One of the reasons in the filing, for such a long sentence, is the fact Tekashi was on probation for a sexual misconduct charge while still running with the Nine Trey Bloods. Tekashi was charged with racketeering for his connection to the gang. “The defendant’s mandatory minimum term of incarceration would be 37 years’ imprisonment,” the document states. (The Blast)
Earlier in the week, footage surfaced of an attorney explaining why 6ix9ine could possibly get out of prison with time served.
This week, a letter emerged from 6ix9ine pleading with his judge to consider a light sentence.
According to reports, prosecutors recently asked a judge to consider taking it easy when 6ix9ine learns his fate in the publicized federal racketeering case later this month.
The government did not specify the sentence it believes Judge Paul Engelmayer should impose later this month. But Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Longyear’s effusive praise of Tekashi’s “incredibly significant and extremely useful” cooperation against the Nine Trey Bloods raised the prospect the Brooklyn-born trash-talker will get a sentence of time-served. “There is no question that the defendant’s life will never be the same because of his cooperation in this case. He and his family will have to take extra safety precautions when being in public so as to avoid potential reprisals from others,” Longyear wrote in a letter filed in Manhattan Federal Court. (New York Daily News)