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A Judge Sentenced 6ix9ine To Two Years In Jail After He Implicated Gang Members

I’ve seen “Law & Order” enough times to know how the judicial system works. If someone is arrested on whatever charge, the courts can quickly lower those charges if the person accused has information on other suspects with higher crimes. In other words, ‘do I have something you want, and if so, what will give you me if I give you that?’ For an example of this exchange at play, take a look at the case against 6ix9ine. 

A federal court judge has sentenced 6ix9ine to only two years in prison in exchange for information that would implicate gang members to another crime. 

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The rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has already been in jail for 13 months on charges of firearms and racketeering.  Judge Engelmayer was so impressed with the information that 6ix9ine provided that, aside from lowering his sentence, he will also be allowed time severed, which means he only has a couple of months in jail to serve. He could have served 37 years. For the 23-year-old, a 37-year sentence behind bars would have been his entire adult life. 

“Your cooperation was impressive. It was game-changing. It was complete, and it was brave,” the judge told Hernandez. It has “brought out the best in you, and you should be proud of yourself for it.”

6ix9ine was very emotional during the sentencing. He was in tears, and he also faced his biological dad for the first time since he was a little kid.

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“I know I was wrong,” the Brooklyn-based rapper told the judge, according to the New York Times. “I was weak. I was easily influenced. I can’t believe that was me. Again, your honor, there is no apology good enough.”

The other emotional moment in court came when 6ix9ine saw his biological dad in court. The man who raised him died when 6ix9ine was gunned down near his home in Brooklyn. His real dad appeared in court and wanted to speak in court, but the judge told him no. 

“It is way too late,” Judge Engelmayer said, the Times reports. “You squandered that many, many years ago.”

6ix9ine has been in and out of jail for other felony offenses, but it seems this time is trying to turn his life around. That will be a challenge since he ratted out his former gang friends. 

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A couple of months ago, 6ix9ine testified against gang members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. He explained that he began affiliating himself with Nine Trey in 2017 after the release of his single “GUMMO.” One of the men he testified against was his former bodyguard. He told the judge back then that he was tired of being extorted

However, going against any high-profile gang is risky, and some notable rappers have already called out 6ix9ine for implicating the gang members of Nine Trey. 

Aside from watching “Law & Order,” I’ve also seen “The Godfather,” and you never go against the family, even if they aren’t related to you. It’s hard to leave a gang or any high-crime organization, and some famous rappers called  6ix9ine out for being a rat. 

Rapper Meek Mill called 6ix9ine an Instagram rapper, which basically means he’s a fake gangster. Then Snoop Dogg called 6ix9ine a straight-up rat. We know 6ix9ine will go to jail for a little more before he is eventually released. We’re just concerned that things might not go well for 6ix9ine while he’s in jail. Inmates don’t take to people who snitch. 

It’s unclear if 6ix9ine will go into protective custody after he’s released, but either way, it will be hard for him to clean up his image, especially with all those tats on his face. 

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However, 6ix9ine’s career plays out, what is done is done. He may have done a positive thing for the greater good, but he may not have friends when he gets out. Make no mistake, 6ix9ine did what was right. He helped put away people who were worse criminals than he was. However, it looks as if he did it out of pure convenience — only to help himself. In the end, that is what implicating others in court is all about. But 6ix9ine better not put out some single after his release in which he is trying to pretend he is someone that he is clearly not — at least not anymore.

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After Tekashi69 Cooperated With Authorities Against His Gang He Now Fears Spending Time In Prison

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After Tekashi69 Cooperated With Authorities Against His Gang He Now Fears Spending Time In Prison

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Rapper Tekashi69 may have been sentenced to two years in prison last month, but he’s already petitioned the judge presiding over his case to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement for fear of his life. Tekashi, born Daniel Hernandez, was initially facing 37 years in prison, for firearms, racketeering, shootings, and robbery charges. His cooperation in taking down his own gang, the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, reduced his prison sentence to two years. However, this means that Hernandez was transferred from a federal jail to a private prison alongside “various members of the Bloods,” according to Hernandez’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, in a motion to modify Hernandez’s prison sentence. The term “snitches get stitches” is gang culture canon for a reason and Hernandez’s cooperation ensured the conviction of two Nine Trey gang members, a Bloods gang.

Now, Lazzaro is trying to get Hernandez out of prison by emphasizing that “Hernandez’s safety is still, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, seriously at risk.”

Daniel Hernandez, a.k.a. Tekashi69, hoped that his cooperation would warrant his immediate release from custody after pleading guilty to his charges.

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Judge Paul A. Engelmayer spoke directly to Hernandez in the courtroom last month when he told him, “Your conduct was too violent, too sustained, too destructive, too selfish, and too reckless with respect to public safety to make a sentence of 13 months at all reasonable,” according to The New York Times. Hernandez pleaded guilty to several shootings and robberies and appeared genuinely remorseful at his hearing. At one point, one of his victims testified about her experience of being shot by Hernandez. “I know I was wrong,” he reportedly said through tears. “I was weak. I was easily influenced. I can’t believe that was me. Again, your honor, there is no apology good enough.”

When Hernandez read his statement to the court, he spotted the father he hadn’t seen in over a decade in the crowd.

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Hernandez, 23, was giving his measured statement to the court when he visibly started to get emotional. Hernandez told Judge Engelmayer that he just noticed his biological father, who abandoned his family when Hernandez was in third grade, in the audience. The man confirmed and requested that he take the podium but Engelmayer told him that he “squandered” that right “many, many years ago.” 

The man and performer we knew as Tekashi69 has seemed to evolve during his court proceedings. Up until his arrest, Hernandez routinely rapped about gang life and his disdain for the law. Just one day after his arrest, however, he started “snitching” to the federal government on the Bloods.

The judge has described his cooperation as “game-changing” and “brave,” but it also makes him a serious target.

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“As the court is well aware, Rolland Martin, a co-conspirator convicted in Hernandez’s case, was almost killed in a Bureau of Prisons facility, not for cooperating with the government, but for merely renouncing his membership in the gang,” Lazzaro told the court. Hernandez has not only renounced the gang but has “provided the government with critical insight into the structure and organization of Nine Trey” prosecutors stated in a court document meant to seek leniency in his sentencing. 

“Your cooperation was impressive. It was game-changing. It was complete and it was brave,” Judge Engelmayer told Hernandez during his sentencing, saying his cooperation “brought out the best in you, and you should be proud of yourself for it.” Since the government understands that Hernandez’s cooperation necessitates a lifetime of looking over their shoulders, his sentence has been reduced. With is safety in mind, he was sent to a private facility meant to provide extra security from Blood members. That very security measure may prove to be an obstacle in granting him early release into home confinement.

Now, Hernandez is seeking early release or to be transferred to a community correctional facility (CCC).

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If his safety wasn’t a consideration, Hernandez would have been committed to the custody of the Bureau of Prisons until he was eligible for early release or a CCC. However, his cooperation with the government has imposed such a danger on his life, the Court sentenced him to a private facility without as much danger. Still, Lazzaro says that such accommodation has robbed him of the ability for an early release.

“Given the sensitive nature of his testimony as a government witness and his celebrity status, my client will have to take extreme measures for both the security of himself and his family for quite possibly the rest of their lives,” Lazzaro said, implying that a life sentence from a violent gang has already been assigned to Hernandez. 

Hernandez has declined the government’s offer of being placed in witness protection and says he wants to continue making music. In fact, just weeks before his trial, he signed a $10 million record deal. Today, he says he’s thinking of the children who have looked up to him to become an example of someone who can turn their life around.

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Tekashi69 Is Facing At Least 49 Years In Prison For His Crimes But Wants The Judge To Give Him A Second Chance

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Tekashi69 Is Facing At Least 49 Years In Prison For His Crimes But Wants The Judge To Give Him A Second Chance

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Big bad gang member and former rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine sent a letter to a judge apologizing for his crimes. He was even begging for a ‘second chance’ as he faces a life sentence behind bars. The letter comes after the rapper turned snitch on his former gang and named names of people involved in the gang, including Cardi B. The internet had a field day when Tekashi 6ix9ine started to throw people under the bus to save his own skin.

Daniel Hernandez, better known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, is to be sentenced next Wednesday in New York for drugs and racketeering charges.

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The former rapper told Judge Paul Engelmayer that he was ‘becoming more and more overwhelmed’ as the date approaches. Tekashi 6ix9ine’s trial was highly publicized and was all people on social media could talk about for weeks.

The hip hop community shunned the former rapper and has mocked him for snitching on other gang members.

Tekashi 6ix9ine, who was charged along with five other ‘Nine Trey’ gangsters in November 2018, was mocked by the hip-hop community for turning ‘snitch’ and cooperating with prosecutors. He did all of this in a bid to earn himself a lighter sentence. If you didn’t catch the avalanche of memes on the issue, then you, my friend, live under a rock.

Here’s what he wrote to the judge.

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In the letter obtained by TMZ, Tekashi writes: “I’m sorry to the victims who were affected by my actions, to my fans who look up to me and were misled, to my family who depends on me and to this courtroom for this mess that I contributed to. I’m truly sorry for the harm that I’ve caused. If given a second chance, I will not let this Court down and I will dedicate a portion of my life to helping others not make the same mistakes that I’ve made.”

Tekashi 6ix9ine was charged with being affiliated with the gang Nine Trey last year. 

Tekashi 6ix9ine was charged in an indictment outlining his alleged involvement in drug sales and two shootings in New York City. Facing a lot of charges, including racketeering and firearms offenses, the former rapper immediately switched sides and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in hopes of earning himself a break at his own sentencing.

He pleaded guilty to nine charges including conspiracy, firearms offenses, and drug trafficking.

As part of his deal, he testified against two high-ranking members; Anthony ‘Harv’ Ellison and Aljermiah ‘Nuke’ Mack, who were both subsequently convicted. Over three days on the witness stand, Tekashi 6ix9ine spilled all the tea, with details, about the illegal acts he witnessed during his time with Nine Trey, a violent faction of the infamous Bloods. 

Tekashi 6ix9ine says he used Nine Trey to increase his street cred.

The rapper described how he used Nine Trey to increase his street credibility to boost his career. In exchange, Tekashi 6ix9ine was bankrolling the gang’s operations through his music earnings. 

Tekashi 6ix9ine was labeled a snitch on social media.

After rattling off the names of other stars he says were involved in the gang, including Cardi B (who denies any association with the gang) and Jim Jones, all hell broke loose on Tekashi 6ix9ine.

Maybe getting out of prison wouldn’t be the best to happen to Tekashi 6ix9ine.

His testimony was so explicit and detailed, it made everyone question how safe he would be on the outside. If the rapper managed to get out, there is a lot of concern over his safety given his willingness to roll over and cooperate with prosecutors and law enforcement.

The sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 18. 

As we mentioned earlier, he faces up to 47 years in prison but apparently believes the sentence will be reduced to a matter of months, according to the Daily Mail.

Tekashi 6ix9ine says he won’t accept witness protection and plans to hire personal security.

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Whether or not he’ll be able to afford private security around the clock, is a whole different story. The musician’s net worth isn’t known. Some believe he’s worth around $10million, while others put his fortune at around $1million. Whatever the number is, no-doubt his legal bills will take a big chunk out of whatever money he has left.

The prospects of Tekashi 6ix9ine going back into music when (if) he gets out of prison are pretty bleak.   

By accusing several fellow rappers of gang involvement during the trial, Tekashi 6ix9ine became somewhat of a pariah in the music industry. A lot of fellow artists described him as a ‘hungry’ internet star who clung to fame without the talent to back it up.    

Tekashi 6ix9ine was a social media star before he became a rapper.

He was known for his rainbow-colored hair, quirky style, and tattoos way before anyone could single out a song of his. Tekashi 6ix9ine’s album Day69: Graduation Day was a top-seller in 2018 following its release. The album included a multiplatinum hit “Fefe” featuring Nicki Minaj, and “Stoopid” featuring fellow incarcerated rapper Bobby Shmurda.

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