Published: Sat, February 02, 2019
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads Guilty to 8 Federal Charges

Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads Guilty to 8 Federal Charges

He pleads guilty to multiple counts of conspiracy racketeering, firearms offenses, drug offenses and drug trafficking.

According to documents, the rapper plead guilty Saturday, but court records were sealed.

This afternoon (February 1), it was revealed that Tekashi 6ix9ine (aka Daniel Hernandez) pleaded guilty in the nine-count federal case against him.

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He was initially accused of committing a string of crimes with five of his alleged Nine Trey gang members, including: "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 risky weapon, carrying a firearm, and committing a crime in aid of racketeering". Additionally, he told the judge that the gang engaged in "shooting at people, robbing people and, at times, drug trafficking". "The shooting took place in Manhattan", 6ix9ine confessed.

Hernandez had been arrested in New York City on November 18 along with ex-manager Shottie, (née Kifano Jordan), and their associates Faheem Walter (aka Crippy), Jensel Butler (aka Ish), Jamel Jones (aka Mel Murda), and Fuguan Lovick (aka Fu Banga), shortly after he fired many associates from his management team.

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According to The Washington Post, Hernandez admitted to criminal acts related to his gang affiliation, including robbery, selling a kilogram of heroin near his home, and ordering the shooting of a rival gang member.

He apologized for his misdeeds, saying, "I apologize to the Court, to anyone who was hurt, to my family, friends and fans for what I have done and who I have let down".

Defense attorney Lance Lazzaro had previously maintained Hernandez's innocence.

The "Day 69" rapper was arrested in November and charged with six counts of racketeering, gun, and drug charges.

Tekashi said during the plea that he joined the gang in 2017. News show. He could face a mandatory minimum of 47 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, the New York Times said on Friday.

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