Tekashi 6ix9ine Faces Life In Prison After He Was Arrested On Firearms and Racketeering Charges
Troubled rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, has reportedly landed himself in legal trouble on multiple fronts, after he was said to have been arrested in New York on Sunday night on federal racketeering and firearms charges.
E Online quoted an eyewitness as saying that the rapper appeared in court with his hands and feet shackled.
Tekashi was indicted on six counts, namely:
- Conspiracy with others to commit racketeering,
- Discharging a firearm while committing a crime,
- Committing a crime of violence in aid of racketeering,
- Assault with a dangerous weapon,
- Carrying a firearm,
- Committing a crime in aid of racketeering.
Two of the charges against Tekashi have a maximum sentence of life in prison. He faces a minimum of 32 years in prison.
The news outlet also quoted court documents seen by it as saying that Tekashi, Shottie, Crippy, Ish and others were part of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang (also known as “Enterprise” and “Nine Trey”), which “committed and agreed, attempted, and threatened to commit acts of violence to protect and expand their narcotics business.”
Prosecutors wrote in the indictment that Nine Trey has been dealing drugs including fentanyl, MDMA, marijuana, heroin and more in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.
The document elaborated on the “acts of violence” Tekashi and his alleged accomplices committed. It reads,
“These acts of violence include acts involving murder, acts involving robbery and extortion, and assault.”
6ix9ine is set to be arraigned in New York City on six counts of weapons and racketeering charges.
It is understood that he was denied bail pending the trial because of the possibility of conducting crime while at home.
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