Everything You Need to Know About Arrest of Tekashi 69
The rapper Daniel Hernandez who goes by the name Tekashi 69 was arrested on Sunday night. As per the prosecuting U.S. attorney at the rapper’s arraignment on Monday night, Tekashi will now face a mandatory minimum sentence of 32 years in prison. Apparently, Tekashi 69 was arrested with armed robbery and murder conspiracy. Although the rapper’s lawyer requested for bail and house arrest, the judge denied claiming that he was a threat to the community. And therefore, Tekashi 69 is under police custody. Not only did Daniel Hernandez get an arrest, but a few of his other associates followed suit on similar charges together with drug possession and sale.
Why Is Tekashi 69 Facing Arrest?
Tekashi 69 is facing federal charges of racketeering allegations on his involvement with Nine Trey Bloods. At the arraignment, the Assistant US Attorney Michael Longyear claimed that,
[Hernandez] is a member of a violent sect of the Bloods. This defendant participated in multiple acts of violence.
Apart from Tekashi 69, some of his other associates also faced arrest. His ex-manager Kifano “Shottie” Jordan, Faheem “Crippy” Walter, Jensel “Ish” Butler and Jamel “Mel Murda” Jones are facing the same charges as Hernandez. However, they are also charged with drug possession and sale of heroin, fentanyl, MDMA and marijuana.
According to reports, these charges stem from a five year long federal investigation. Apparently, Tekashi 69 has been a part of the gang and his associates for over a year now. He met them at a concert and then hired them as his manager and security detail. However, last week, he fired all his management in an Instagram video accusing them of stealing from him. He later also delivered an interview to expand on the situation.
In April this year, the armed robbery charges which were never prosecuted took place in Times Square. Apparently, Tekashi waited in the car while his four associates robbed a rival gang at gun point. Although there was no more information the stolen items were present at Tekashi 69’s house.
Tekashi 69 Denied Bail
Tekashi’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro advocated for his bail under the conditions that the rapper would hand over his passport. He would also have to pay over $1 million for his bail. Currently, he has to be on house arrest. However, the judge denied bail. The judge believes that Tekashi 69 may pose a threat to the community. But his legal team is now planning to appeal against this decision to keep the rapper in jail.
Tekashi 69 is facing 32 years sentence in prison at a minimum but he might also get a sentence for life.