Tekashi 6ix9ine may be released from prison sooner than expected.
According to a newly unsealed plea deal, obtained by Consequence of Sound, the rapper could walk away from all charges without serving any additional time, in exchange for cooperating with feds.
The 22-year-old is facing a minimum of 47 years and a maximum of life in prison after being charged with nine federal counts, including racketeering, conspiracy, firearms offenses, and narcotics trafficking.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York has agreed “not to prosecute the defendant for the crimes set forth in Counts One through Nine” along with “additional crimes that the defendant has told the government about.”
A federal judge will determine the terms when he is sentenced on January 24, 2020. “Should the defendant successfully cooperate, the government agrees that it will file at the time of sentencing a motion…for a sentence below any mandatory minimum,” the plea deal reads.
In return for his cooperation, 6ix9ine will also be entitled to witness protection.
6ix9ine was arrested in November 2018 following a five-year federal investigation into the criminal activities of the Nine Trey Bloods. Tekashi acknowledged that he joined the gang in the fall of 2017 and assisted in its attempt to kill a rival gang member. He also identified a former associate, Kintea McKenzie, as the gunman in the attempted shooting of Chief Keef in June 2018.