In a letter written to the judge, prosecutors said 6ix9ine’s sentence should be reduced, stating that his testimony was “incredibly significant and extremely useful”
It’s long been assumed that rapper 6ix9ine would be given a lighter sentence for testifying against his Nine Trey crew. On Wednesday, December 4th, United States Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman submitted a letter to the judge recommending that Tekashi 6ix9ine’s sentence be reduced, stating that his testimony was “incredibly significant and extremely useful”
In the letter, the prosecutors wrote:
[Daniel] Hernandez provided the Government with critical insight into the structure and organization of Nine Trey, identified the gang’s key players, and described acts of violence that he personally witnessed or that he heard about from other Nine Trey members.
In the letter, prosecutors also note — because of the public nature of his testimony — the Brooklyn rapper’s life could be in danger.
According to reports, the prosecutors wrote that 6ix9ine’s testimony allowed them to arrest notable Nine Trey members, writing:
Absent the defendant’s cooperation, the Government would not have been able to charge Denard [“Drama”] Butler, Kintea [“Kooda B”] McKenzie, [Anthony “Harv”] Ellison, or [Aljermiah “Nuke”] Mack in the racketeering conspiracy and crimes in furtherance of the Nine Trey racketeering conspiracy.
Last November, Tekashi was arrested for numerous racketeering, firearms, and drug charges. By February he had pleaded guilty to nine charges. At that point — before he became a government informant — he was facing a minimum sentence of 47 years in prison.
6ix9ine will be sentenced on December 18.