The story of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s arrest and eventual flop on his co-conspirators is about as anti-gang as it gets. For an individual whose own lawyer claimed that his gangster image was just a facade as part of his defense, I definitely believe it now.
As it turns out, Tekashi might not even serve any time as part of a new plea deal, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York. As of the beginning of February, Tekashi was still facing a minimum of 47 years in prison; however, according to a newly unsealed plea deal, he could walk free as early as January 24, 2020.
Prosecutors are recommending no prison time for Tekashi thanks to his cooperation and information on additional crimes. When he faces sentencing in January, it will ultimately be up to the judge to decide his fate.
The plea deal acknowledges that due to the sensitive nature of Tekashi’s testimonies, witness protection “may be required at a later date.” However, with a tattooed and recognizable face, it’s unclear how effective such a course of action would be.
You can read the plea deal in full here.