Report: Tekashi 6ix9ine Could Enter Witness Protection After Testimony Against Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods
The controversial rapper testified last week.
In a report from the New York Times, the controversial rapper could be headed to witness protection, with prosecutors indicating such.
Per the Times:
Such a path would not be unprecedented. The government has successfully relocated and protected high-profile witnesses in the past; mobsters have started over as bakery owners, and reformed assassins have found new careers as doll salesmen, two former federal law enforcement officials said.
‘Despite how connected we are, and the appetite for social media content in this country, there are places where, if this kid gets a haircut and wears normal clothes, no one would know or care who he is,’ said Jay Kramer, a former F.B.I. official who worked on organized crime cases.
The report also goes on to note that, although 6ix9ine could be placed into witness protection, the United States Marshals Service (which runs the program) would unlikely pay for the removal of his face tattoos.
On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of last week, 6ix9ine testified against the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods in federal court in Manhattan. During his testimony, the former rapper and social media star spoke about his involvement with the gang, as well as disclosed other information ranging from Trippie Redd allegedly being a part of a gang called the Five Nine Brims and Jim Jones being a member of Nine Trey to his kidnapping that occurred last year in Brooklyn (his former confidante Anthony Ellison has been accused of the kidnapping).
Back in November, 6ix9ine had cut a deal with federal prosecutors to testify against the crew. In February, he pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his racketeering case, and admitted then in court to being a member of the gang from 2017 to 2018.
Source: New York Times