6ix9ine could be coming home for the holidays.
The embattled rapper’s sentencing date has been moved up from January to Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. According to the New York Daily News, attorneys for Tekashi requested an “expedited” sentencing following the guilty verdicts last week against two Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods members, Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack. On Tuesday, Manhattan Federal Judge Paul Engelmayer obliged the request.
Update: #6ix9ine sentencing set for December 18 at 10 am. Submissions including anticipated 5K1 letter and government’s recommended sentence will be filed before then. Inner City Press will stay on this and related cases: https://t.co/kUfvSypfAa pic.twitter.com/ZUAzWpoErX
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Tekashi testified that he began cooperating with prosecutors almost immediately after he was arrested by the feds in Nov. 2018. He was facing a minimum of 47 years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering and other charges. His testimony has resulted in 11 Nine Trey Bloods members, aside from the rapper, being found guilty.
He will likely be sentenced to significantly less time in return for his cooperation. A source close to Tekashi’s legal team told the Daily News before the start of trial that the rapper could get time-served.