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Prosecutors recommend lighter sentence for 6ix9ine

6ix9ine “provided the Government with critical insight.”

December 04, 2019
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U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman has today submitted a letter to the judge overseeing Tekashi 6ix9ine’s federal racketeering and firearms case recommending that the beleaguered rapper’s sentence — which, as it stands, should be a minimum of 47 years in prison — be reduced, in large part due to his cooperation with authorities in giving testimony against other members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.

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As reported by Pitchfork, Berman writes in his letter that 6ix9ine “provided the Government with critical insight into the structure and organization of Nine Trey … in the face of threats of safety to him and his family.” Berman also notes that he helped authorities “identif[y] the gang’s key players,” and helped them in their pursuit of “timely convictions for all defendants.” Read Pitchfork’s full report here, and a timeline of 6ix9ine's legal troubles here.

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Prosecutors recommend lighter sentence for 6ix9ine