Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine given sentence in racketeering case
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.