Following the end of his 24-month prison sentence, 6ix9ine will reportedly have to keep cooperating with the U.S. Attorney’s office, offering up information that might help in future and ongoing investigations, according to TMZ.
6ix9ine was sentenced to two years behind bars on racketeering charges earlier this week, in addition to five years of probation, a $35,000 fine, 300 hours of community service, court-ordered enrollment in an outpatient mental health program and the aforementioned stipulation to help the U.S. Attorney’s office whenever he’s called upon.
Though 6ix9ine had been cooperative throughout his trial, Judge Paul Engelmayer denied his immediate release at sentencing on Wednesday. "You are in custody for 13 months. I agree you deserve a great deal of credit for cooperation," Judge Engelmayer said at sentencing. "However, I cannot agree with your counsel that time served it appropriate. In my judgment, your conduct is too violent and selfish to make 13 months reasonable. You will not be going free today."
Having already served 13 months of said sentence, he may be out as soon as late 2020. 6ix9ine reportedly turned down witness protection so he could continue to pursue his music career, even signing a new $10 million record deal with his former label 10K projects back in October.