Prosecutors on Wednesday urged a federal judge to go easy on rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, writing in a sentencing advice that his cooperation was “extraordinary” in charging and securing convictions in opposition to a number of members of a violent Brooklyn Bloods set.
In a letter to Judge Paul Engelmayer, the prosecutors lobbied that Tekashi — actual identify Daniel Hernandez — not face the minimal sentence of 47 years in jail for his involvement within the 9 Trey Gangsta Bloods and a number of other capturing incidents carried out by members of the crew in 2017 and 2018.
“Hernandez’s cooperation was extraordinary,” the prosecutors wrote within the letter.
“He’s a well-known rap artist and was a high-profile member of a violent gang. Within the face of threats made in opposition to him and his household, Hernandez determined to cooperate in opposition to his co-defendants and testify publicly in a trial that was extensively publicized.”
They be aware within the letter that Tekashi gave prosecutors an insider’s view of the hierarchy of 9 Trey and particular details about robberies and shootings executed by the gang whereas he was briefly concerned with them.
Tekashi’s cooperation lead to the arrest of 9 Trey gangbangers Anthony “Harv” Ellison, Denard “Drama” Butler, Kintea “Kooda B” McKenzie and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack, in accordance to the letter.
“After Hernandez’s cooperation grew to become public in February 2019, a number of of Hernandez’s co-defendants contacted the Authorities to start plea discussions,” they wrote within the letter.
Tekashi additionally gave “in depth info” — corroborated by different sources — about different violence that weren’t charged in his indictment, however lead to prices in separate instances, prosecutors be aware.
“The defendant has been truthful with the Authorities from the outset of his cooperation,” they added.
Tekashi is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 18.