(AllHipHop News) A hardened gang member’s plea for leniency from a judge overseeing a RICO case involving rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is being challenged by the Feds.
Last week, Aaron “Bat” Young submitted a letter to Judge Paul Englemayer, in hopes of avoiding a 20-year prison sentence for his role in a drug-dealing racket involving 6ix9ine and the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
Young presented his message to the court through his lawyer Aaron Mysliwiec, who revealed his client suffered from a variety of learning disabilities.
“Mr. Young deeply regrets the crimes that he has committed, not just because he was caught, but because he harmed others and he let his family members down,” Mysliwiec wrote.
Lead prosecutor Geoffrey S. Berman is not buying it.
Aaron “Bat” Young is facing more time than anyone in the case, because he was involved in an attempted murder on January 19th, 2019.
“The defendant shot another member [Snow Billy] of Nine Trey in the back of the neck at almost point-blank range…this was a premeditated shooting, and given the close range at which the defendant shot the victim, it was a miracle that the victim did not die,” Geoffrey Berman argued.
Geoffrey Berman also doubted Aaron Young’s sincerity, due to the extreme amounts of drugs he allegedly trafficked – over 80 kilos of heroin laced with fentanyl – along with the gang’s “5 Star General” turned-cooperating-witness, Kristian Kruz.
Geoffrey Berman also implied there was not much hope for Aaron “Bat” Young to be rehabilitated.
“The defendant trafficked in large quantities of lethal drugs and shot someone in the back of the neck on a sidewalk in Brooklyn when the defendant was 37 years’ old…Given that the defendant did all of this conduct at an age when one would hope that he would have aged out of this violent behavior militates in favor of a significant term of incarceration,” Berman wrote.
Geoffrey Berman is asking Judge Englemayer to give Aaron “Bat” Young 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on December 2, 2019.