Rap­per Tekashi 6ix9ine given sen­tence in rack­e­teer­ing case

Orlando Sentinel - - NATION & WORLD -

NEW YORK — The rap­per Tekashi 6ix9ine was sen­tenced to two years in prison Wed­nes­day by a judge who said his ex­tra­or­di­nary co­op­er­a­tion with pros­e­cu­tors let him dodge po­ten­tial decades in prison but did not ab­solve him en­tirely.

The 23-year-old per­former, whose real name is Daniel Her­nan­dez, pleaded guilty ear­lier this year to charges ac­cus­ing him of join­ing and di­rect­ing violence by the gang known as Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, in­clud­ing or­ches­trat­ing a shoot­ing in which an in­no­cent by­stander was wounded.

Tekashi 6ix9ine has al­ready served 13 months and will be re­leased in late 2020.

Af­ter his ar­rest, Tekashi 6ix9ine shed the out­law rep­u­ta­tion he’d curated on­line and tes­ti­fied against his gang mates ear­lier this year.

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