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Tekashi69’s former manager, Kifano (Shotti) Jordan, pleaded guilty on Thursday to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime and discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. There was no indication that Jordan was cooperating with the Feds.
As a part of his plea, he confessed to robbing rivals at gunpoint in the lobby of a building at W. 40th St. and Eighth Ave. on April 3. Tekashi was allegedly sitting in an SUV filming the robbery. Prosecutors say two other 9 Trey members were also involved in the stickup. He also admitted to a shooting on April 21. A shooting that happened the same day as the Barclays Center incident that occurred during a boxing match that was tied to Tekashi’s beef with the fellow New York rapper, Casanova.
Tekashi, Jordan, and 8 others members of the 9 Trey Bloods were arrested by the FBI for a string of robberies, shooting and incidents around New York. He faces a minimum of 15 years in prison.
Jordan is separately charged in state court with assault, attempted assault, and weapon possession for an Oct. 26, 2017, shooting inside Philippe’s, a tony Upper East Side restaurant on Madison Ave. and E. 59th St. That case is ongoing.