Tekashi 6ix9ine may be released from prison much earlier than expected under the new terms of his recent guilty plea where he’s basically agreed to rat on his mates in exchange for a reduced sentence.
The 22-year-old, real name Daniel Hernandez, was facing a minimum of 47 years and a maximum of life in prison after being charged with racketeering, conspiracy, firearms offences and drug trafficking, however the U.S. Attorney’s Office has agreed not to prosecute him if he fully cooperates and dishes the dirt on the “activities of individuals” he has worked with.
As revealed in a plea deal in exchange for his “complete cooperation” in the case, the Attorney’s Office has decided “not to prosecute the defendant for the crimes set forth in Counts One through Nine…as well as additional crimes that the defendant has told the government about.”
The rapper could be released as early as next year with a judge to determine the terms of his sentencing in a hearing next January.
In his guilty plea, he admitted to assisting violent gang Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods in its attempt to kill a rival gang member, paying an associate to shoot Chief Keef and taking part in an armed robbery as well as selling heroin.
Court documents state: “should the defendant successfully cooperate, the government agrees that it will file at the time of sentencing a motion…for a sentence below any mandatory minimum.”
6ix9ine is reportedly also eligible for witness protection which, if granted, will be a tricky thing to pull off considering his appearance is pretty much unmissable what with the giant ’69’ tattoo on his forehead, and all.
The plea deal states, “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.”
Following his guilty plea, the rapper has copped mass criticism from fellow musicians including 50 Cent, Meek Mill and Boosie Badazz, among others.
The latter shared an Instagram post stating that Tekashi will be “murdered” upon release and that his family is in “grave danger.”