New York rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine and five former associates were arrested on racketeering and firearm charges late Sunday night, November 18. According to federal prosecutors, the 22-year-old is now facing some serious prison time. Read on for the latest.
“6ix9ine is a member of a violent sect of the Bloods... this defendant participated in multiple acts of violence,” assistant US Attorney Michael Longyear explained. As a result of his alleged street activity, the “Gummo” rapper could see 25 years to life on six counts of gang-related crimes.
According to a press release by the Department of Justice, his reported gang, Nine Trey is a “'criminal enterprise involved in committing numerous acts of violence, including shootings, robberies, and assaults in and around Manhattan and Brooklyn.”
The release continued, “Members and associates of Nine Trey engaged in violence to retaliate against rival gangs, to promote the standing and reputation of Nine Trey, and to protect the gang’s narcotics business.”
The statement also added that the gang “enriched themselves by committing robberies and selling drugs, such as heroin, fentanyl, furanly fentanyl, MDMA, dibutylone, and marijuana.”
He was denied bail on Monday and, according to sources, he has been placed in the general population at Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center.
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