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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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2 of Tekashi69's victims contacted the judge who will either send him up the river or set him free at his sentencing hearing tomorrow.
Rapper Tekashi69, aka 6ix9ine, was arrested on racketeering, weapons and drug charges in 2018. He was also charged with conspiracy to murder and armed robbery as a member of the notorious Nine Trey Bloods street gang.
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The "FEFE" star's robbery victims gave their victim impact statements to a New York judge. They pleaded with the judge to hold the rapper responsible for his violent crimes and keep him behind bars.
The victims, a man and a woman who both worked as publicists, claim their lives have been forever ruined and they experience severe anxiety after the ordeals, according to TMZ.
The 33-year-old male explains, "Never have I been so scared as a cold, hard metallic gun was pressed against my abdomen."
The man also said he lives in constant fear of Tekashi69 sending his associates to "finish the job".
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The victim concludes his impact letter by asking the judge, "Why should this person, who nearly ended my life, be free when I am not free?”
The judge will take into consideration Tekashi's willingness to cooperate and testify against his four gang associates.
All four gang bangers were convicted and sent to prison. Tekashi's victims hope he will join them behind bars.
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The prosecutor’s office in NY has officially requested a significantly reduced prison sentence for incarcerated rapper Tekashi69, aka 6ix9ine.
According to TMZ, the U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York has submitted a request for a lighter sentence after the last of Tekashi69's former gang associates was sentenced to 20 years in prison last week.
The feds are grateful for the rapper's assistance in locking up members of the notorious Nine Trey Bloods street gang. They say Tekashi's assistance was "incredibly significant and extremely useful" in prosecuting and convicting 2 members of the gang.
The feds acknowledge Tekashi's testimony in open court put a target on his back and endangered his family. In the docs, prosecutors say, "There's no question that the defendant's life will never be the same because of his cooperation in this case."
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They added 6ix9ine and his family will need 'round-the-clock protection at all times to avoid a retaliation attack from gang members. Tekashi's legal team says the rapper declined an offer to enter him into the government's witness protection program.
As part of his deal with the feds, Tekashi pleaded guilty to charges of racketeering, firearms offenses, conspiracy, narcotics trafficking and other crimes.
A judge will consider the prosecutor's request for significantly reduced prison time when Tekashi is sentenced in 2 weeks. He faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 47 years in prison if he didn't cooperate with the feds.
Incarcerated rapper Tekashi69 is a rich jailbird. The 23-year-old reportedly signed a multi-million dollar record deal from behind bars.
Tekashi's problems may be over after he agreed to snitch on his former 9 Trey Gangsta Bloods associates in exchange for a significant decrease in his prison sentence.
Prior to snitching on his gang associates, Tekashi faced a minimum of 47 years in prison on charges of attempted murder, weapons possession, kidnapping and racketeering.
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Execs at Tekashi's former record label - 10K Projects - are so confident that he will be released soon, that they offered him a record deal worth more than $10 million!
According to TMZ, Tekashi is looking at a 2020 prison release with credit for time served.
In addition to shelling out $10 million to the "FEFE" rapper, the record label may be forced to foot the bill for the rapper's 24/7 security.
Tekashi declined to enter the government's witness protection program after snitching on his gangsta pals. His life is in danger the moment he walks out of prison.
Tekashi69 reportedly turned down the opportunity to enter the United States Federal Witness Protection Program. The 23-year-old rapper considered entering the program after testifying against fellow members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods street gang.
Last week, the troubled rapper testified that fellow rappers Jim Jones and Cardi B were involved with the Bloods gang.
He also admitted he helped try to kill a rival gang member, as part of a plea bargain to avoid a potential 47-year prison sentence.
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While Tekashi 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez, was mocked by fellow rapper Snoop Dogg for being a "snitch", TMZ reported the rapper rejected an offer to enter the program because he wants to revive his recording career once he's freed from prison.
TMZ added that, instead of government-funded protection, he'll hire his own 24/7 security team to guard him and his family.
Although he's currently behind bars without bond, Tekashi apparently believes he'll be able to pick up his music career once he's out of jail - as early as next year, as part of his plea bargain with federal prosecutors.
Tekashi was expected to go into the witness protection program, but he was told he would have to pay to remove his distinctive tattoos.
Tekashi's trial is expected to wrap on Thursday. The trial will be documented in the upcoming Snapchat series Tekashi69 Vs The World, which is expected to drop soon.
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