Daniel Hernandez also known as Tekashi 6ix9ine who was arrested in December 2018 and had faced 47 years in prison after admitting to joining the Nine Trey Bloods gang which he contributed to financially.
The “Fefe” rapper had been facing Federal counts including charges of Racketeering, drug trafficking, firearms offences and conspiracy.
The US rapper was in court today 18th of December, 2019 to receive sentencing for his involvement with the Nine Trey Bloods gang. He’s been charged with conspiracy, attempted murder, conspiracy to distribute heroin, and four firearms-related charges.
Judge Paul Englemayer said,” You are in custody for 13 months. I agree you deserve a great deal of credit for cooperation. However, I cannot agree with your counsel that time served it appropriate. In my judgment, your conduct is too violent and selfish to make 13 months reasonable. You will not be going free today.”
The judge added: “Mr Hernandez, if you expected to be released today, you will be disappointed. But you were wise to cooperate. Your cooperation will result in years more liberty. You are to serve a term of 24 months in prison, with five years of supervised release.”
Englemayer also imposed 300 hours of community service on release and a fine of $35,000.
Tekashi attended Tuesday’s sentencing hearing in New York and addressed the court after hearing an emotional victim statement.
‘Your Honour, I really don’t know where to start,’ Tekashi said before a brief pause. He continued: ‘This past year, I can’t describe it. I wrote something down. I know we haven’t had the chance to speak”
‘I denounced being Nine Trey before the arrest. I was aware that the mother of my child was having sexual relations with Kifano Jordan. Via text messages. I was already kidnapped by Anthony Ellison. The booking agents were stealing hundreds of $1000s.
‘I am not a victim. I put myself into this position from Day One. I allowed them in. That was my decision. To the lady who came forward, Ms LL [the victim], I don’t know you. I’m sorry for what happened.’
Tekashi then offered to pay the victim’s medical bills and apologized for her being harmed in the incident.
Last week Tekashi reportedly wrote a letter of apology to a US judge while he awaited his sentencing. According to TMZ, in the letter he wrote of his “gang affiliation” in the hope that he would receive a lenient prison sentence and said he was “remorseful” for his involvement.
He wrote, “As my sentencing date approaches, I am becoming more and more overwhelmed with emotions. It honestly feels like my world is crashing down. There is no excuse, no justification and no apology good enough in this world to explain my crimes. While I have been incarcerated, I have had time to reflect on the recklessness and foolishness of my decisions. I wake up every morning asking myself was it worth it?”
Describing his affiliations with the Nine Trey gang, Tekashi spoke of feeling “relief” when he was arrested because the gang had “control of his life”.
His letter : “I know that I am not a victim because my actions contributed to this mess… I now know that I am remorseful for what happened because I was blessed with the gift of an opportunity that most people dream of but I squandered it by getting involved with the wrong people and misrepresenting myself.”
Despite reports that Tekashi would be going into witness protection if released from prison, TMZ claimed the Rapper had turned down the offer and would be choosing “a life of fame”.