Daniel Hernandez, the New York rapper known as Tekashi 6ix9ine is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of 32 years in prison, according to documents from the prosecuting U.S. attorney at 6ix9ine’s arraignment on Sunday night.
The New York rapper was arrested on Sunday night and faces federal charges stemming from a shooting that took place at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, involvement with the Nine Trey Bloods gang, as well as a previously unreported robbery. 6ix9ine faces a maximum life sentence in prison.
“[Hernandez] is a member of a violent sect of the Bloods,” said Assistant US Attorney Michael Longyear at the arraignment. “This defendant participated in multiple acts of violence.”
6ix9ine’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, advocated his client be released on bail under the condition that he surrenders his passport, pay more than $1 million for bail and be placed on immediate house arrest. The judge, however, denied bail insisting 6ix9ine be remanded in custo9dy citing that he is still a danger to the community even if those bail conditions are met.
Report’s reveal four associates of 6ix9ine we’re also arrested by the law enforcement on Sunday night and Monday morning and face similar charges to that of 6ix9inbe. The four associates include ex-manager Kifano “Shottie” Jordan, Faheem “Crippy” Walter, Jensel “Ish” Butler and Jamel “Mel Murda” Jones.
The charges against 6ix9ine are severe and pose a considerable threat to the talented rapper’s career. Tekashi’s arrest is also a violation of the probation set last month at a sentencing hearing for an ongoing case for the use of a minor in a sexual performance. 6ix9ine was placed on a four-year probation, under which one of the conditions that he not get arrested for that period. The violation of his probation could also lead to an extended four years in prison.