The memo continued to say that Mr. Hernandez had recognized being a member of the 9 Trey Bloods, a violent gang, and that he had used online "trolling" to increase record sales and "to start fights or" cheating "with others. recording artists all over the world, the country. "
For example, prosecutors wrote that after a boxing match in April at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, Mr. Hernandez and his entourage got into an argument with another rapper, Casanova. An associate of Mr. Hernandez then pulled a gun from his shoe and fired, the memo said.
The memo also noted that Mr. Hernandez had been the victim of a violent robbery at gunpoint in July, but that after giving an initial interview to the detectives, he had refused to assist in his investigation. A court appearance was lost on July 25, saying he was suffering the effects of a concussion for the theft.
"Despite this claim, the defendant attended nightclubs every night from July 23 to July 25," prosecutors wrote, adding that an Instagram video on July 28 "shows that he is coming out of a plane in Miami, Florida, and that takes a loaded assault rifle. "
Hernandez's attorney, Lance Lazzaro, said his client denied having broken any law. In any case, Mr. Lazzaro argued, the arrests did not violate the 2015 plea agreement, which required Mr. Hernández to stay out of trouble for two years. Prosecutors responded that the plea agreement had been extended to give Mr. Hernandez more time to comply with all of his conditions, including obtaining a G.E.D.
Mr. Lazzarro told the court that Mr. Hernandez had donated $ 50,000 to a school in Bushwick to be used for refreshments and field trips and that he had provided meals and money to the "less fortunate." During his testimony in court, Mr. Hernandez described handing out money in Brooklyn, Chicago, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.