Busted by Feds for Racketeering …
Facing life in prison
5:45 PM PT – A sketch has been published in the court of Tekashi's appearance, and it seems that he was wearing his rainbow hair with pigtails and wearing a yellow suit. We'll say this … the artist definitely captured Tekashi's appearance better than that Tom Brady The drawing did it a few years ago. It's not as good as Paul manafort& # 39; s, however.
How does Paul Manafort get a better sketch at court than Tom Brady? pic.twitter.com/2iSyOWxZql
– Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) July 31, 2018
4:49 PM PT – Tekashi has been denied bail for now and will remain in custody awaiting trial. His lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, proposed that Tekashi be freed if he paid the court $ 750,000, handed over his passport and remained under house arrest, suggesting that it would not be a flight risk under those terms. Lazzaro's request was rejected … but he plans to file an appeal with the judge during a bail hearing on Tuesday.
Tekashi seemed calm at court, even though his hands and feet were chained. His family, including his mother, was present during the hearing.
3:30 PM PT – According to the 17-page accusation, obtained by TMZ, Tekashi faces 6 charges … the most serious of which is firing a firearm while committing a crime. That count entails a possible life sentence and a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison.
His former manager, Shottie, faces the same 6 charges.
Prosecutors say the acts of violence were aimed at protecting the gang's drug business, retaliating against rival gangs or promoting Nine Trey's representative in the streets.
2:55 PM PT – Tekashi and his crew conspired to commit a large number of crimes, including drug deals, armed robberies and shootings … according to the federal indictment.
The feds believe that Tekashi himself made an armed robbery on April 3 along with his former manager, Shottie, and 2 other members of the Nine Trey Bloods. According to the documents, they robbed the gang members at gunpoint.
The indictment also mentions April 21. shooting incident at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn … and Fuguan Lovick fingers as the trigger.
The accusation, first reported by the NY Daily News, lists of 17 charges that date back to 2013.
The feds also say that Tekashi and his associates sold heroin, fentanyl, MDMA and marijuana throughout New York City.
Tekashi69, his recently fired manager and two other former associates are in federal custody after being arrested on extortion charges, which almost certainly means that the rapper goes to jail … TMZ has learned.
The sources of the law tell us … 6ix9ine was arrested on Sunday night by ATF agents in New York, and the agents were also arrested in their former manager, Shotti, at the same time. You will remember that Tekashi had just fired Shottie and a large part of his management team last week.
One of the other suspects arrested is Faheem Walter – also known as Crippy – who he was shot A few weeks ago, during the altercation with the record label of Tekashi.
The 4 men face charges of organized crime and firearms. We have been told that the investigation was a joint effort of ATF, NYPD and Homeland Security.
It's interesting, Tekashi was at "The Breakfast Club" last week and admitted that he only feared two things … God and the FBI.
Tekashi was already skating on thin ice. As we inform, the judge who gave him parole in his childish sexual case he had warned her to keep her nose clean … or go straight to jail.
Originally posted – 5:39 AM PST