A former associate of 6ix9ine’s has been found guilty in his kidnapping case.
On Thursday, a jury found Anthony “Harv” Ellison guilty of kidnapping in aid of racketeering. He was also found guilty of racketeering conspiracy and maiming and assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering.
Ellison, who was accused of kidnapping and beating Tekashi in summer 2018, was found not guilty of assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering. The jury did not reach a verdict on the firearms offense charge because Ellison was found not guilty of the dangerous weapon charge.
In addition to Ellison, Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack was found guilty of racketeering conspiracy and narcotics trafficking.
During his three-day testimony last month, Tekashi identified Mack and Ellison as the culprits in his abduction. He also testified that both men orchestrated the kidnapping after their relationship turned sour. Dash cam footage from the July 2018 incident shows Mack and Ellison pulling Tekashi out of his SUV, demanding money, and threatening to shoot him.
Tekashi was hospitalized after being pistol-whipped, but he testified that he initially lied about the kidnapping because he was embarrassed.
While Mack and Ellison face multiple years behind bars, Tekashi is expecting a reduced sentence in return for his cooperation. He was initially looking at a minimum of 47 years in prison, but could be released as early as next year.