(AllHipHop News) Rap star Tekashi 6ix9ine was officially indicted by a grand jury for a litany of charges, including an attempted murder.
Tekashi, born Daniel Hernandez, was arrested along with Kifano "Shottie" Jordan, Faheem "Crippy" Walter, Jamel "Mel Murda" Jones, Jensel "Ish" Butler, and Fuguan "Fu Banga" Lovick, by ATF Agents and officers with Homeland Security on Sunday.
Tekashi 6ix9ine and his crew are facing eight counts of racketeering for multiple shootings, robberies, and assaults against their rivals and even their fellow Nine Trey members.
They are also accused of assisting other Nine Trey Bloods of dealing heroin, fentanyl, MDMA, marijuana and other drugs around Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx.
The feds claim 6ix9ine, Shottie and others participated in a gunpoint robbery in April of 2018, on West 40th and 8th Ave.
A grand jury claims Fuguan "Fu Banga" Lovick fired off the shots to boost his status with the Nine Trey Bloods, which took place during a feud with rapper Casanova.
US Attorney Geoffry Berman also accused each one of the men, including 6ix9ine, of conspiring to murder an individual who had disrespected their gang.
They ended up shooting an innocent bystander instead, near Fulton Street and Utica Avenue.
“As alleged in the indictment, this gang, which included platinum-selling rap artist Tekashi 6ix 9ine, wreaked havoc on New York City, engaging in brazen acts of violence," U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said. "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.”
The feds have also seized all of their assets and any money the men may have earned through their illicit enterprise.
If convicted on all the charges, each one of the men could face up to life in prison.
"This criminal enterprise has no business in our city, and we will continue to work with our partners to ensure that Nine Trey crew members, including the more well-known ‘Tekashi 6ix 9ine,’ are in a place where they cannot inflict further violence on our communities,” added HSI Special Agent in Charge Angel M. Melendez.