Following three days of taking the stand testifying for prosecutors in their federal racketeering case against the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, 6ix9ine now has his eyes on a possible 2020 release. One option on the table for prosecutors, according to The New York Times, is having Tekashi enter a witness protection program.
While it may seem an impossible task on its surface, given 6ix9ine's very recognizable and prominent tattoos, one former FBI official believes turning the rapper into Daniel Hernandez, an average citizen, could easily happen in certain parts of the United States.
"Despite how connected we are, and the appetite for social media content in this country, there are places where, if this kid gets a haircut and wears normal clothes, no one would know or care who he is,” said Jay Kramer.
The Times notes that the United States Marshals Service would not pay for any sort of tattoo removal service for 6ix9ine. The Brooklyn native pleaded guilty to an array of racketeering charges back in January, but his testimony against Nine Trey crew members could result in a much lighter sentence.
6ix9ine, 23, has remained behind bars since his arrest in November 2018.