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Tekashi 6ix9ine's gang leader pal Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack (right) has been sentenced to 17 years hard time in prison for drug dealing and racketeering as part of the violent Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods set.

Mack, 33, was convicted of racketeering and conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl, but was acquitted of a kidnapping charge.

Mack was identified after Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, testified against the gang members he was previously associated with.

Judge Paul Engelmayer imposed the 17-year sentence on Mack after noting he had done "nothing to accept responsibility" for his leadership role in the gang crimes. Judge Engelmayer said he would have reduced Mack's sentence by several years had he pleaded guilty.

"Remember this moment," the judge told Mack when lecturing him to take responsibility for his crimes, reported the New York Post.

Among the friends and family pleading for leniency was Pedro Sierra, a Bushwick High School principal and dean, who sent a letter of support, describing Mack as "well respected in the community."

"I know deep down in my soul, if [given] the opportunity, Mr. Mack will spend his time giving back to our community," Sierra wrote. "Many of the students are also facing many of the same traps Mr. Mack has faced, however, Mr. Mack will be able to help them avoid it."

He added: "In this day and age many of the students will listen to someone who is well respected in the community as Mr. Mack."

Tekashi, 23, is expected to be released from jail this summer, after the "Fefe" star was ordered to serve only 2 years behind bars for racketeering and firearms charges in December, 2019.

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Harvey Weinstein was convicted on lesser charges in his sex assault trial in a New York courtroom on Monday, Feb. 24.

The jury convicted the disgraced movie producer on charges stemming from a 2006 sex assault and a 2013 rape. He skated on the more serious charge of predatory assault, that could have resulted in a life sentence.

Weinstein, 67, was the catalyst for the #Metoo movement after accusations of sexual misconduct and rape derailed his Hollywood career and destroyed his marriage.

The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for five days before reaching a split verdict.

On Friday, the jury passed a note to the judge saying they were hung on 2 of the 5 charges. But the judge sent them back to continue deliberations.

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The jury in Harvey Weinstein's criminal trial sent a note to the judge saying they were deadlocked on 2 key counts Friday afternoon. But the judge sent them back to continue deliberating.

The 12-person jury members are hung on the first and/or third charges, for predatory sexual assault, and unanimous on the three remaining counts, TheWrap.com reported.

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The disgraced Hollywood producer is on trial for 2 charges of predatory sexual assault and one charge each for first and third-degree rape. He is also hit with a first-degree criminal sexual act charge stemming from the allegations of three women: Miriam Haley, Jessica Mann, and Annabella Sciorra.

The women, who went voluntarily to Weinstein's hotel room, claim he forced them into depraved sexual acts. The women kept in contact with Weinstein after the alleged attacks. One even gave him her new phone number when she changed it.

One of the first things A$AP Rocky did when he was freed from a jail in Sweden was to reach out to his good friend Kanye West to let him know he would attend his Sunday Service in Calabasas, Calif. Rocky was arrested and jailed in a pre-trial detention center in Sweden following a street fight with 2 Afghan migrants on June 30.

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A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty on day one of his assault trial in Stockholm, Sweden on Tuesday. The rapper and two associates are on trial for allegedly assaulting Mustafa Jafari, 19, during an incident in Stockholm on June 30.

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Nicki Minaj will not take the stand and testify for her brother who is accused of raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter in 2015.

According to TMZ, Nicky never planned to take the stand in defense of Jelani Maraj, 38. The gossip tabloid claims Maraj's legal team lied when they told news outlets she was on their witness list.

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The 10-year-old brother of Jelani Maraj's alleged rape victim testified that he walked in on the rape of his then 11-year-old sister and he knew what he saw "wasn't right".

The boy testified on day 3 of the rape trial of rapper Nicki Minaj's brother in Nassau County Supreme Court on Monday.

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A Houston sex offender will spend the rest of his life in prison for molesting 2 young girls and infecting them with HIV.

A jury took just one hour to convict David Wilson, 34, of infecting his 23-month-old niece and a 14-year-old girl with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

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