Tekashi69 could face life in prison after being arrested on racketeering charges.
The 22-year-old rapper was arrested on Sunday night alongside his ex-manager and two former associates in New York City, and his arraignment was held in Manhattan federal court yesterday.
According to reports, the star, real name Daniel Hernandez, was indicted on six counts – conspiracy with others to commit racketeering, discharging a firearm while committing a crime, committing a crime of violence in aid of racketeering, assault with a dangerous weapon, carrying a firearm, and committing a crime in aid of racketeering.
Two of these charges have a maximum sentence of life in prison, with Tekashi facing a minimum of 32 years in prison.
According to papers filed in court, Tekashi, Shottie (his ex-manager), Crippy, Ish and others are accused of being part of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang which ‘committed and agreed, attempted, and threatened to commit acts of violence to protect and expand their narcotics business’. Read more