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Tekashi 6ix9ine rapper sentenced to two years in prison

Tekashi 6ix9ine has been sentenced to two years in prison for crimes he carried out while he was a member of a violent gang.

The rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, pleaded guilty to racketeering and other offences in New York.

The 23-year-old initially denied the charges but entered a plea bargain giving evidence against other gang members in order to get a reduced sentence.




The 13 months he’s spent in jail already, will be included.

The rapper had been facing a minimum of 47 years and a maximum of life in prison but the plea bargain means he could be released around November 2020.

He testified against former members of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.



The offences 6ix9ine was charged with include racketeering, carrying a firearm, assault with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy murder charges.

Racketeering is when people use criminal actions to repeatedly take money from others, and most likely associated with protection rackets.

He joined the gang in 2017 but left less than a year later.

The inner workings of the gang was exposed by 6ix9ine – and another ex-gang member, Kristian Cruz.

Nine Trey Bloods committed robberies, dealt drugs and were violent against rivals and each other according to their testimonies.


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