UPDATE 3:50 PT | Reports Consequence of Sound, five individuals – Tekashi 6ix9ine (née Daniel Hernandez), his ex-manager Shotti (Kifano Jordan), Ish (Jensel Butler), Crippy (Faheem Walter), and Fu Banga (Fuguan Lovick) – were formally charged with 17 crimes as alleged members of the Bloods street gang known as Nine Trey Bloods.
It continues, “Among the 17 counts, the group is charged with armed robbery, conspiracy to commit murder, and distribution of heroin, fentanyl, MDMA and marijuana — all of which was carried out to maintain the gang’s ‘power, territory and profits,’ the indictment reads.”
The alleged crimes took place between 2013 to present day. Some of the more serious crimes occurred in just the last few months, as the Daily News outlines:
On April 3, Tekashi, Jordan, Butler and Walter robbed rivals at gunpoint at 40th St. and 8th Ave., the indictment charges. On April 21, Lovick fired one shot inside the Barclays Center, according to the indictment.
Manhattan prosecutors have said the incident during a boxing match at the arena stemmed from Tekashi’s beef with the rapper Cassanova. On July 16, Tekashi, Jordan, Butler and Walter conspired to kill “an individual who had shown disrespect to Nine Trey,” according to the indictment. The plan didn’t work and an innocent bystander was shot at Fulton St. and Utica Ave., authorities said.
Having already been sentenced to four years probation for the use of a child in a sexual performance (after managing to avoid the sex offender registry) and, last week, pleading guilty to disorderly conduct for a separate assault charge on a New York police officer, rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine continues to find himself in trouble with the law. Tekashi has now been arrested by Federal agents on racketeering and firearms charges in conjunction with a joint investigation between the NYPD, Homeland Security, and the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. According to Vulture, Tekashi’s recently fired manager, Kifano “Shottie” Jordan, bodyguard Faheem “Crippy” Walter, and a third unidentified associate were also arrested.
Racketeering is defined as “the act of getting involved in a dishonest and fraudulent business dealing or offering a service to solve a problem that wouldn’t otherwise exist.” The details of the arrest were not disclosed and are expected to be revealed during the defendants’ arraignment later today.
Sources tell TMZ that 6ix9ine was arrested Sunday night by ATF agents in New York City.
Tekashi just announced his debut album Dummy Boy yesterday, featuring tracks with Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, and Bobby Shmurda.