(AllHipHop News) Jamel "Mel Murda" Jones pleaded guilty in Manhattan Federal Court on Wednesday. The so-called "godfather" of the Nine Trey Bloods gang was facing racketeering and narcotics charges.
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman stated, "Jamel Jones admitted in open court to his involvement in Nine Trey and distributing drugs for the gang. We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to keep our communities safe and vigorously investigate and prosecute those who bring violence and drugs into our communities.”
Jones was among the defendants arrested as a result of the criminal investigation conducted by the NYPD, ATF, and HSI. Brooklyn rapper Daniel "Tekashi 6ix9ine" Hernandez was also taken into custody in connection to that case.
According to the New York Daily News, Mel Murda was the person heard on a wiretap threatening Tekashi for trying to leave the Nine Trey Bloods. Last November, before the arrests, he supposedly said 6ix9ine should be “super violated."
There are now four individuals that have reportedly chosen not to take the racketeering conspiracy case to trial. 6ix9ine, Kifano "Shotti" Jordan, and Jensel "Ish" Butler previously entered guilty pleas.
Jamel Jones pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and one count of participating in a narcotics distribution conspiracy which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. The 38-year-old New Yorker's sentencing is scheduled for July 17.