Tekashi69 has met his match with the Feds. The rapper has dealt with a number of legal issues over the past year but somehow always found his way back to freedom. This time, it seems he may be locked away for a little while.
Tekashi was arrested on Sunday night along with his manager, who he fired last week, and 2 other associates for racketeering charges. The crew specifically got hit with conspiring to commit drug deals, armed robes and shootings. According to TMZ, the investigation was a joint effort by the ATF, NYPD and Homeland Security. Tekashi and his former manager are officially facing 6 charges, including discharging a firearm while committing a crime, which has a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison or a possible life sentence.
The Feds believe that Tekashi, his former manager and 2 others of the Nine Trey Bloods pulled an armed robbery on April 3rd. Robbing a rival gang at gunpoint. From there, the indictment mentions the shooting incident on April 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. On top of that, authorities say the crew was pushing fentanyl, MDMA, and marijuana all over NYC. Prosecutors say the acts of violence were intended to protect the gang’s drug business, retaliate against rival gangs or promote Nine Trey’s rep on the streets.
Tekashi’s lawyer, Lance Lazzaro says, Takashi has been placed in general population at Brooklyn’s MEtroplotian Detention Center as opposed to being held in a segregated part of the federal pen. His scheduled bail hearing for Tuesday was pushed to Wednesday since the judge was unavailable.
Tekashi might be in jail for the long run!
Written By: Clarke Jones