Tekashi 6ix9ine Faces Possible Life Sentence In Racketeering Indictment

Manhattan, NY – Tekashi 6ix9ine was arraigned in Manhattan Federal Court on Monday (November 19) after being arrested on racketeering and weapons costs over the weekend. Feds have decided the controversial rapper is a member the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.

6ix9ine appeared in court docket alongside his former supervisor Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, Jensel “Ish” Butler, Fuguan “Fu Banga” Lovick and Faheem “Crippy” Walter who have been additionally taken into custody. The arrests adopted a joint investigation by the NYPD, Homeland Security Investigations and ATF.

According to a United States Department Justice press release, all 5 males are accused being concerned in “a prison group” who participated in drug offers, armed robberies and shootings.

BREAKING: Feds say rapper Tekashi6ix9ine was a member a gang known as Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, which offered medication, dedicated homicide .. typical gang stuff. pic.twitter.com/ztgj1RJAAD

— Kaja Whitehouse (@kajawhitehouse) November 19, 2018

The feds consider 6ix9ine was concerned in an April three armed theft with Jordan and two different members the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. The press launch states they robbed their gang rivals at gunpoint.

The indictment additionally names Lovick because the triggerman behind the Barclays Center capturing in April. 

In complete, 6ix9ine and his crew are dealing with 17 counts courting again to 2013. Two the costs — utilizing or carrying a firearm throughout and in relation to, or possessing a firearm in furtherance , a criminal offense violence, which was discharged — carry a most sentence life in jail if 6ix9ine is convicted.

“As alleged within the indictment, this gang, which included platinum-selling rap artist Tekashi 6ix9ine, wreaked havoc on New York City, participating in brazen acts violence,” U.S. Attorney Gefrey S. Berman stated within the press launch. “Showing reckless indifference to others’ security, members the gang have been allegedly concerned in robberies and shootings, together with a capturing contained in the crowded Barclay’s Center, and a capturing through which an harmless bystander was hit. Thanks to the extraordinary work HSI, ATF, and the NYPD, the defendants will now face justice in federal court docket.”

Federal court docket reporter Kaja Whitehouse tweeted that one 6ix9ine’s alleged co-conspirators urged the feds aren’t planning to grant them bail.

One Tekashi69’s alleged co-conspirators simply mouthed “Im not coming residence” to his supporters, suggesting the feds wish to deny not less than some the lads bail. https://t.co/JDSY3GIYAk

— Kaja Whitehouse (@kajawhitehouse) November 19, 2018