Tekashi 6ix9ine is banking on his extensive help to the prosecution in convicting fellow Blood gang members, but according to a new filing in his criminal case, he is still facing 37 YEARS behind bars.
According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, prosecutors in Tekashi's case agree with the probation department in New York in their calculation of the minimum sentence for his crimes.
Facing 37 Years In Federal Prison
One of the reasons in the filing, for such a long sentence, is the fact Tekashi was on probation for a sexual misconduct charge while still running with the Nine Trey Bloods. Tekashi was charged with racketeering for his connection to the gang."The defendant's mandatory minimum term of incarceration would be 37 years' imprisonment," the document states.
Prosecutors filed a legal letter in the case outlining the reasons for such a high sentence, "The defendant was assessed one criminal history point...due to his October 26, 2018 sentence of four years' probation after having been convicted of "Use of a Child Less Than 17 Years of Age in a Sexual Performance," a class C Felony," the letter says.
The document says he didn't "publicly" denounce the gang until November 16, 2018.
In The Judge's Hands...
The rapper is hopeful that prosecutors can sway the judge enough using his snitching campaign, to drastically lower the sentenced.The judge is the only one who can lower the sentence below the minimum amount of time, 37 years.
A letter was filed on Tekashi's behalf by federal prosecutors, which asks the judge to lower the rappers' sentence. They pointed out Tekashi's snitching on the stand helped convict other members of the gang.
Several members of Tekashi's family filed letters with the court asking for leniency from the judge for the rapper's sentence.
Family Members Beg For Leniency
His girlfriend "Jade" (aka Rachel Wattley) said in her letter, "When I met Daniel Hernandez, he was nothing like how the internet portrayed him to be. He was the total opposite. He was exceptionally respectful, outgoing, very sweet, kind-hearted and a genuine generous person."
Tekashi wrote a letter, on his own behalf, telling the judge he had misrepresented himself as a gangster."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 when I should have been true to myself and my fans," he said.
Tekashi is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on December 18, 2019.