(AllHipHop News) The alleged “Godfather” of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods is heading off to the penitentiary for his role in a RICO case involving rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine.
Judge Paul Engelmayer sent Mel Murda to prison for 11 years today (October 17th).
Mel Murda, born Jamel Jones, was busted with Tekashi 6ix9ine and 11 other members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods in November of 2018.
Mel Murda was charged with racketeering, drug dealing and carrying guns after he was set up by another cooperating witness named Kristian Cruz, who swore they made nearly $500,000 dealing heroin together.
Earlier this month, Mel Murda, 39, sent a letter to Judge requesting leniency, insisting he was caught up in the fast lifestyle of the music business after he inked a record deal with Diplomat Records.
Mel Murda was also caught approving violence against Tekashi 6ix9ine in conversations caught on wiretapped calls after an internal war erupted over the control of the rapper’s career.
As a result, Judge Engelmayer decided to throw the book at Mel Murda by punishing him with 135 months, on the lower end of the 169 months allowed under federal sentencing guidelines.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said: “Under Jamel Jones’s leadership, the Nine Trey gang acted with impunity to ensure their narcotics business remained intact, including shootings, assaults, and robberies. Now, Jones faces more than a decade behind bars for his role and involvement in this violent gang.”