6ix9ine is awaiting judgement as sentences are being handed down to other members involved in the cases. Hernandez is charged with federal RICO and firearms charges, including conspiracy to murder and armed robbery, and faces up to life in prison.
Martin is the tenth man to plead guilty in the sprawling case, which began in 2013 as an investigation into the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. Two defendants remain: Anthony "Harv" Ellison, accused of kidnapping and assaulting 6ix9ine in July, 2018; and Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack, a recent addition to the case who is accused of dealing heroin, fentanyl, and MDMA.
6ix9ine adds a new lawyer to his federal racketeering case defense team.
According to court documents obtained by XXL on Tuesday (July 9), Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan's Alex Spiro, who is the lawyer Jay-Z hired to help with 21 Savage's ICE case this past February, has officially joined Tekashi's defense. He was added to 6ix9ine's team, which also includes Lance Lazzaro, Dawn Florio and Emma Maya Greenwood, during a hearing in Manhattan's Thurgood Marshall Courthouse on Tuesday.
For his part, 6ix9ine is still sitting behind bars in federal custody, as he has been since he was arrested on federal racketeering charges on Nov. 18, 2018. While Tekashi initially pleaded not guilty to drugs trafficking, racketeering conspiracy, firearms charges and more, he changed his plea to guilty during a Jan. 23 hearing for the case. As a part of his plea, he agreed to cooperate with the federal government in their attempts to identify his associates charged with similar crimes.