Brooklyn Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine Arrested On Federal Racketeering Charges

He was arrested on six counts

He was arrested on six counts

If convicted, Tekashi 69 could face life in prison for his involvement in violent crimes.

"[Hernandez] is a member of a violent sect of the Bloods", said Longyear at the arraignment.

'Members and associates of Nine Trey engaged in violence to retaliate against rival gangs, to promote the standing and reputation of Nine Trey, and to protect the gang's narcotics business. They say that 6ix9ine conspired with associates to deal various different drugs, including heroin and fentanyl.

The 22-year-old performer and five other gang members were indicted on racketeering and firearm charges in Manhattan federal court on Monday.

According to the eight-count indictment, viewed by Pitchfork, Hernandez and the other defendants "participated in the operation and management of" the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.

TMZ reports that the rapper's US tour was canceled just before he and three other former members of his team were arrested on federal charges.

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After that, prosecutors pushed on October 27 to have Hernandez register as a sex offender and serve a one-to-three-year prison sentence, but his lawyers argued it down to four years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service. The plan didn't work and an innocent bystander was shot at Fulton St. and Utica Ave., authorities said.

The investigation that led to 6ix9ine's arrest was conducted by the U.S. Attorney's office with the NYPD, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and Homeland Security Investigations.

The lawyer in the above clips also revealed that Tekashi offered up his entire $1.7 million bank account as bail, which the judge denied.

This request was denied, although an appeal will be filed on Tuesday during a bail hearing.

His album Day69: Graduation Day was among the most downloaded records on iTunes following its release in February. It also alleges that Fuguan Lovick, one of the arrested individuals, as the man who pulled the trigger at an April 21st shooting incident at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.

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