EXCLUSIVE: Tekashi 6ix9ine Asks Judge For Light Sentence After "Valuable Assistance"
(AllHipHop News) Tekashi 6ix9ine's lawyer just presented a letter to the judge preparing to punish the rapper for a variety of crimes he committed with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
6ix9ine's submitted a letter Judge Paul Engelmayer describing why 6ix9ine deserves way less than the 47 years he was facing after taking a plea deal over his role in a racketeering conspiracy with the gang.
"I find it difficult to find the right words to express what my life has been like for the last year. It honestly feels like my world is crashing down. There is no excuse, no justification and no apology good enough in the world to explain my crimes," Tekashi 6ix9ine wrote. "While I have been incarcerated, I have had time to reflect on the recklessness and foolishness of my decisions. I wake up every morning asking myself was it worth it? I know my life will never be the same but hopefully this change will be for the better because beyond all of this, I still consider myself a role model to millions of people as an artist, a celebrity and as a human being."
A dozen members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods were rounded up in November of 2018, for dealing drugs, assaulting 6ix9ine's rivals and trying to kill each other.
The Brooklyn rapper, born Daniel Hernandez, started working with the Feds the same day he was arrested, on November 18th, 2018.
"Mr. Hernandez’s desire to break out of poverty and provide for his family and young daughter clouded his judgment in his quest for fame. As a result, he joined the gang without fully appreciating the consequences of this decision," Tekashi 6ix9ine's lawyer Lance Lazzaro wrote. "Within a one-year time span, he became surrounded by older seasoned gang members who did not have his best interest at heart. This decision of joining Nine Trey led to his rise and ultimately to his downfall."
Ten of the gangsters accepted plea deals, while Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack and Anthony "Harv" Ellison went to trial. Mack was found guilty of drug dealing, while Ellison was found guilty of kidnapping Tekashi 6ix9ine.
"I knew from previous incidents that the gang would retaliate against me for denouncing them in public. Prior to my arrest, I was kidnapped by members of the gang, became aware of the fact that the mother of my child was having sexual relations with one of my co-defendants and that they were stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from me," Tekashi 6ix9ine complained. "I had a feeling of relief when I was arrested by the government because I felt stuck, like the gang had control of my life and that I would never be able to escape their grip. I needed to do something before it was too late."
"Mr. Hernandez also provided extremely valuable assistance in interpreting text messages, social media posts, and telephone calls which are often difficult to decipher as a result of coded gang lingo and confusing conversations between co-conspirators," according to Lazzaro. "Mr. Hernandez explained thousands of pages of text messages. He reviewed countless recorded phone calls and video surveillance in order to critically identify individuals and their roles in various criminal activities."
The rapper's cooperation with the Feds didn't end with their investigation into the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, either since he's also helping with other active investigations.
"Mr. Hernandez’s assistance even led to investigations involving additional agencies in other jurisdictions." Lance Lazzaro wrote.
Tekashi 6ix9ine is slated to be sentenced on December 18, 2019, at 10:00 AM.