Tekashi69 faces life in prison over racketeering charges

Tekashi69 faces life in prison over racketeering charges

Tekashi 6ix9ine could spend life in prison due to criminal charges that were filed against him in federal court on Monday. 6ix9ine was arrested Sunday night by ATF agents in NYC, and the agents also hauled in his ex-manager, Shottie, at the same time. News identified the two other men who were arrested as Jensel "Ish" Butler and Faheem "Crippy" Walter.

Daniel Hernandez, also known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, arriving for his arraignment on assault charges in County Criminal Court #1 at the Harris County Courthouse in Houston, Texas, on August 22, 2018.

But 6ix9ine also has had a series of run-ins with law enforcement and has publicly identified himself as a member of a violent NY gang, 9 Trey Bloods, which was mentioned throughout the indictment.

His ex-manager, Kifano "Shotti" Jordan, is facing the same six counts.

Daniel Hernandez - or, as he's usually known, Tekashi 69 - could be looking at a life sentence for his alleged involvement in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, a gang that operates in New York City. If found guilty, 6ix9ine faces a minimum of 32 years and a maximum of life in prison.

Nine Trey is said to be a criminal enterprise involved in committing numerous acts of violence, including shootings, robberies, and assaults in and around Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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Prosecutors say the violence aimed to defend the gang's drug business and/or retaliate against or intimidate other rival sets. Their arrests were a joint operation by the ATF, NYPD and Homeland Security.

Pitman ordered 6ix9ine held until a Tuesday bail hearing, saying he was concerned about the danger to the community, particularly because the rapper could direct others to carry out acts of violence.

His debut album, Day69, is among the most downloaded records on iTunes.

6ix9ine is not new to controversy in the hip-hop world.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... They also claim 6ix9ine was present in an incident at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, where one of 6ix9ine's rivals fired shots at another vehicle.

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