Tekashi69 being rewarded for an "extraordinary" effort after having testified against two gang members.
the Rapper and the Instagram-star Tekashi69 is on Wednesday been sentenced to two years in prison.
It writes the New York Times.
the Judge rewarded him with a reduced sentence because he testified against two members of the gang Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, of which he was previously a member of.
The 23-year-old rapper, who is also known as 6ix9ine, has the civil name of Daniel Hernandez.
He was arrested in november 2018, among other things, banditry, to which he pleaded guilty.
the Charges against Hernandez were many, and if he had been convicted of all of them, he could have scored up to 47 years in prison.
But a short time after he was an agreement with the authorities that he would testify in cases against two members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
The efforts of prosecutors were described as "extraordinary" and "extremely useful". Why settle for Daniel Hernandez with a prison sentence of two years, of which he already served almost 13 months.
As a witness, he presented crucial details about his former gang. It led to the two gang members were convicted.
Then in February it came to light that Hernandez wanted to testify against the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, selected other gang members in the case to plead guilty.
Hernandez has several times apologized for his actions as a gang member.
In a letter to the judge last week, he wrote that there were no excuses for the actions, and that he had even before the arrest had tried to put distance to his former gang.
the Rapper with the colorful years and tattooed face goes an uncertain future.
It is during the court hearings been pointed out that he could be killed or get badly injured in prison, because of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods probably want revenge.
Hernandez himself has refused to get in a witness protection program when he is released. He wants to continue with acting, he has underlined.
/ritzau/Updated Date: 18 December 2019, 20:00