Things are looking really good for rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine as another member from his gang pleads guilty. Police say the gang have carried out acts of murder, robbery and narcotics trafficking in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn.
Although 6ix9ine faces life, if all member plead guilty, he may have the chance to be free in September or early 2020.
He admitted that he helped the gang kill someone to “maintain or increase my own standing in Nine Trey” and claimed that the gang engaged in “shooting at people, robbing people and, at times, drug trafficking.”
Tekashi 6ix9ine struck a witness protection deal if he revealed further criminal information: "The plea deal also says ‘it is understood that the defendant’s cooperation is likely to reveal the activities of individuals and that witness protection may be required at a later date."
Back in November, his lawyer previously attempted to get bail for Hernandez – set at $1 million and to include house arrest and surrendering his passport – but the judge denied it, saying the rapper may still be a danger to the community even if the conditions were met.
Sentencing is scheduled for January 2020 and he would have faced a mandatory minimum 47-year sentence if he had not cooperated with federal officials. 6ix9ine has publicly identified himself as a member of a violent New York gang, Nine Trey Bloods.
In 2015, Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to probation when he pleaded guilty for his involvement in a sexually explicit video of a 13-year-old girl. Under his plea deal, 6ix9ine was told he must obtain his GED, refrain from posting sexually explicit or violent images of women or children to social media.
6ix9ine faces a maximum sentence of life in prison unless all members plead guilty to their case.