Tekashi 6ix9ine: Rapper pleads not guilty to racketeering


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Tekashi 6ix9ine has appeared in courtroom and pleaded not responsible to racketeering and firearms fees.

The rapper was arrested earlier this month and will face a minimal of 32 years in jail.

The trial date has been set for four September 2019 and he’ll stay in custody, though it’s unclear for the way lengthy.

All of it stems from his involvement with a violent US gang.

The 9 Trey Bloods are a New York gang and also referred to as TreyWay, which 6ix9ine has mentioned on Twitter.

The rapper’s been charged with six offences which embrace racketeering, carrying a firearm, assault with a harmful weapon, and conspiracy homicide fees.

Racketeering is when folks use legal actions to repeatedly take cash from others, and most certainly related to safety rackets.

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Former supervisor Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, 6ix9ine and rapper Jim Jones

TMZ beforehand reported that the 22-year-old was denied bail regardless of his lawyer providing $750,000 (£587,000) and home arrest.

The Brooklyn rapper has evaded jail time on earlier fees, together with youngster intercourse offences in 2015, however specialists imagine the racketeering fees might imply a prolonged jail spell for the star.

“Within the historical past of the US, the one factor that appears to get somebody locked up is racketeering, money-laundering or tax evasion,” UK hip hop and tradition author, Jesse Bernard beforehand informed Radio 1 Newsbeat.

Including: “This may very well be what takes him to jail.”

Regardless of being behind bars, 6ix9ine has nonetheless been making headlines.

Proper earlier than Thanksgiving he was reportedly transferred to a brand new jail for “safety causes”.

His lawyer Lance Lazzaro stated it was as a result of he was getting threats from different gang members within the Metropolitan Detention Middle.

And his debut album, which options each Kanye West and Nicki Minaj was on account of be launched on Friday, has been postponed.

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