The rapper american Tekashie 6ix9ineaccused of organized crimereceived a mild sentence this Wednesday, two years after the judge in the case took into account the cooperation shown during the processing.
“Your cooperation was impressive. It was something revolutionary. It was total and it was courageous,” said judge Paul Egelmayer in a court in Manhattan, indicated to local media.
The musician, whose real name is Daniel HernandezI was facing a sentence of up to 47 years in prisonbut your collaboration with the authorities and their testimony against other members of street gangs has meant a lenient sentence.
Earlier this year, the defendant, 23-year-old pleaded guilty to charges brought by belonging to a gang known as ‘Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods’, at the same time that he admitted to having funded the group.
Also, acknowledged that he had collaborated in an attempt to kill a member of a rival gang that resulted in a citizen innocent got hurt by a bullet.
Hernandez has already spent 13 months in prison, for what is expected to be released at the end of 2020.
Before his sentencing Wednesday, Takeshi 6ix9ine expressed regret for having joined the band, and asked forgiveness of his family, his followers and victims.
“I am not a victim. I got in this situation from the first day,” said the artist, adding that it took “a lot of bad decisions in life”, although it noted that it does not make you a bad person”.
In addition, in another letter addressed last week to the judge in the case, said he was “pleased” by the fact that the public has been able to see the consequences of their actions.
“I feel that it gives visibility to what you can wear to join a band,” he said.
The decision to cooperate put in danger the life of the rapper, who has been threatened during his incarceration, and was mocked in the social networks by other artists, that he branded an “informer”.
As part of the judicial agreement is reached, Hernandez agreed to testify against two prominent members of the band during a trial in Manhattan, so that could be part of a program of protection of witnesses.
However, the tattoos on his face, between them a big “69” in the front, complicate the concealment of his identity.
Last year, Takeshi 6ix9ine achieved success with its song, “Fefe”, a collaboration with the famous Nicki Minaj, and “Stoopid”, with the rapper incarcerated Bobby Shmurda.