(AllHipHop News) Don't think the court drama surrounding Daniel "Tekashi 6ix9ine" Hernandez is not continuing into 2019. The Brooklyn upstart is scheduled to face a jury for federal racketeering charges next September.
Meanwhile, 6ix9ine's co-defendant and former business associate Kifano "Shotti" Jordan is undergoing a shakeup in his legal team. Complex reports attorney Scott E. Leemon asked to be removed from the case because of unpaid fees, and he has now been officially replaced by Jordan's initial lawyer James Roth.
Shotti was charged with several criminal offenses, including committing a crime of violence in aid of racketeering. Besides Hernandez and Jordan, four other alleged members of the Nine Trey Blood gang were arrested and indicted for related crimes.
"As alleged in the indictment, this gang, which included platinum-selling rap artist Tekashi [6ix9ine], wreaked havoc on New York City, engaging in brazen acts of violence," stated U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman.
He continued, "Showing reckless indifference to others’ safety, members of the gang were allegedly involved in robberies and shootings, including a shooting inside the crowded Barclay’s Center, and a shooting in which an innocent bystander was hit. Thanks to the extraordinary work of HSI, ATF, and the NYPD, the defendants will now face justice in federal court.”