Three months have passed since the rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine he was sentenced to two years in prison, but their release date is closer to what was planned. Instead of going out to the end of 2020, will be released on the 2nd of August.
The young 23-year-old will be released four months before, because of that “it has been a perfect model prisoner since he was imprisoned” according to the statements the lawyer of the singer, Dawn Florio, gave to the magazine People.
Daniel Hernandez, real name of the artist of 23 years of age, already had 13 months in prison before being sentenced, so that their release date would have been in December of this year.
Why was I in jail?
Hernandez, he could have been sentenced to decades in prison for crimes that included the orchestration of a shooting in which an innocent passer was injured. He pleaded guilty at the beginning of 2019 of charges that accuse him of joining the band known as the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
After his arrest, got rid of the reputation of the outlaw that had been shown in the internet, and testified against his fellow gang at the beginning of 2019, which made some label as a “snitch”. The testimony helped secure the convictions of two high-ranking members of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
“Their cooperation was impressive. I was changing the game. It was full and brave, ” said u.s. district judge Paul Engelmayer to announce the sentence, which is much lower than the federal guidelines for the crimes, in a courtroom of Manhattan.
The judge said that the 13 months that I already had inside the prison, were not sufficient for the violence of their crimes. He noted that many artists sing about organized crime, citing the book of Bruce Springsteen “Murder Incorporated”.
“You, Mr. Hernandez, is essentially joined to Murder Incorporated,” said Englemayer.
Before his sentence, Tekashi 6ix9ine expressed their sorrow for having joined the band, apologizing to his family, to his fans and to the victims of the case.
“I am not a victim. I got in this position since the first day” said Tekashi 6ix9ine, that crumbled shortly after when he saw his biological father, who says he has not seen since the third grade in the courtroom.
He then read a long letter, saying: “I made many bad choices in life, but that does not make me a bad person”.
It also expressed a regret similar for his actions in a letter he wrote a week before his sentence to the judge Engelmayer, in which he spoke of the relief he felt when he was arrested and his plan to make amends to them warning others not to follow their way.
“I am happy that the public has been able to see me deal with the consequences of my actions because I feel that this throws a light on what can come of the gang affiliation”, he wrote.
Page Six reported initially that Tekashi was convicted of other federal crimes such as conspiracy of organized crime, narcotics trafficking and violent crime in aid of racketeering. Previously, he was accused of six felony charges in November 2018.
Its charges initially took a minimum of 47 years in prison, with a maximum of life imprisonment. However, due to his cooperation he received a lighter sentence.
“Nine Trey was a criminal enterprise involved in committing numerous acts of violence, including shootings, assaults and robberies in Manhattan and Brooklyn and its surroundings. The members and associates of the Nine Trey were involved in the violence to retaliate against the rival gang, to promote the prestige and reputation of the Nine Trey and to protect the business of narcotics from the gang. The members and associates of the Nine Trey enriched themselves by committing robberies and selling drugs, as heroin, fentanyl, furanilo, MDMA, dibutilona and marijuana” explained the Prosecutor’s office of the united States in a press release.
In a letter from pre-sentence to the judge, prosecutors said that his “cooperation was extraordinary” and that it was “incredibly significant and extremely useful”, which allowed them to accuse other people. His plea prompted almost all of the other defendants to initiate the negotiations of a plea, prosecutors said.
“The government believes that their cooperation was not only substantial, but extraordinary, ” said assistant u.s. attorney Michael Longyear in the Wednesday audience, pointing out the risks that Hernandez and his family faced because of his witness.