6ix9ine May Be Released From Prison as Early as September
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The controversial rapper has been cooperating with federal agents.
6ix9ine could be released from prison earlier than expected.
According to a report in TMZ, the 22-year-old Brooklyn rapper, who is currently facing 47 years to life in prison, may be released before the end of 2019 if the other defendants he implicated cooperate.
Tekashi and his former manager, Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, have pleaded guilty in their federal racketeering cases. But several other defendants tied to the case are scheduled to go to trial this September. According to TMZ, 6ix9ine and his attorney Dawn Florio are vying for the others to als0 take deals so that trial can be avoided.
Last week, Shotti became the fifth defendant to plead guilty.
According to court documents obtained by Complex, 6ix9ine, Shotti, Jensel “Ish” Butler, Jamel “Mel Murda” Jones, and Faheem “Crippy” Walter have all pleaded guilty.
One of the other defendants has reportedly filed a motion to dismiss the charges. But if they all take plea deals and the trial is called off, 6ix9ine’s lawyers will ask the judge to grant the rapper time served. If he’s granted the time, he would have fulfilled his obligations under his cooperation agreement with authorities.
6ix9ine has been behind bars since November 2018.