6ix9ine was arrested Sunday night time (Nov. 18) by federal ATF and Homeland Security brokers on six counts of varied racketeering, firearms, assault with a harmful weapon, and conspiracy homicide expenses by means of his involvement with the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods, says the U.S. Attorney's Office within the Southern District of New York. The indictment finds Tekashi staring down a life sentence and a minimal of 32 years behind bars if convicted, in keeping with the prosecutors.
Following a contentious day in court docket Monday (Nov. 19), the Brooklyn rapper was denied bail by U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Pitmaneven after his lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, supplied as much as $1.7 million in Tekashi's checking account and agreed to give up his passport simply to maintain him out of detention earlier than trial will get going, reviews Courthouse News Service.
The decide additional defined that he couldn't look previous the chance of 6ix9ine's freedom posing a risk to society. Lazzaro has already indicated that he plans to enchantment the ruling and safe bail for his shopper throughout an emergency Wednesday (Nov. 21) listening to with U.S. District Judge Paul Engelmayer, reviews HipHop-N-More, since Lazzaro believes 6ix9ine isn't a flight threat.
Attorney Michael Longyear defined that federal brokers had caught wind of plans to "tremendous violate" Tekashi by means of intercepted wiretaps of 6ix9ine's former associates. After providing him safety, which Tekashi refused, the feds continued to trace the 22-year-old and determined to arrest him out of worry for his life (and for jeopardizing the lives of doable bystanders) after studying he was going to be touring out of the state from a Manhattan resort to Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.
"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 of violence," mentioned U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman in court docket. "Showing reckless indifference to others’ security, members of the gang had 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 of HSI, ATF, and the NYPD, the defendants will now face justice in federal court docket."
According to TMZ, 6ix9ine is being held within the common inhabitants a part of Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center. The report goes on to cite the U.S. Justice Department calling the BMC a "notoriously brutal" federal jail with "extraordinarily violent" inmates.
More to come back. Billboard has reached out to 6ix9ine's lawyer for remark.