Caught up in drama, Tekashi 6ix9ine’s ex-manager cuts reduced sentence deal
As the once-successful rapper awaits his fate at the hands of the justice system, those around him seem to be trying to cut similar deals
The drama surrounding Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine as he goes through criminal proceedings that could result in lengthy prison time for him is also getting thicker for those associated with him.
Tekashi’s ex-manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, who was accused of committing numerous shootings and armed robberies, pleaded guilty in a deal which significantly reduced his possible jail time.
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The plea deal follows Tekashi’s federal racketeering case in which he pled guilty to nine federal charges and dropped names left and right of others dirty deeds in order to lessen his sentence.
Jordan pled guilty to weapons charges that would have racked up 50 years in prison, but instead, with this deal he’s only facing 15 years.
According to Vulture, as part of Jordan’s plea deal he admitted to “using and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence” and “discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence,” according to the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Prosecutors said the crimes involve an April 3 assault in Manhattan, and a shooting in Brooklyn on April 21.
“Today, Kifano Jordan admitted in open court to committing multiple acts of violence in furtherance of the Nine Trey enterprise,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement. “This conduct is simply intolerable.”
“For the first count, there is a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal lockup. For the second count, the minimum is ten years behind bars,” the statement said.
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“Had he gone to trial, he would have probably received a mandatory 50-year sentence,” Jeffrey Lichtman, one of Jordan’s lawyers told Vulture.
“It was a tough case,” he said.
“To be able to get out of it with the 15-year sentence — what the plea agreement calls for — we made the best of a bad situation.”
Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez revealed the named of “multiple violent” Nine Trey associates to prosecutors his plea agreement. He made an agreement to “truthfully and completely disclose all information of the activities of himself and others to the U.S. Attorney’s Office and that he cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies,” prosecutors said previously
“Mr. Hernandez is going to be happy that the case is going to be wrapping up soon,” Dawn Florio, one of his attorneys, told Vulture on Thursday. “We’re hoping that a lot of the co-defendants plead guilty so everything can be finished.”