NEW YORK – Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine has been moved to a federal facility that is often used for witnesses cooperating with authorities, reports TMZ.
Tekashi, born Daniel Hernandez, was arrested earlier this week on charges of extortion and guns, according to police.
Hernandez was considered a probable danger to the community and a possible risk of escape, and he was denied bail on Monday.
Among the reasons given for denying bail was Hernández's knowledge that the charges carry a mandatory minimum sentence of 32 years in prison and as much as life, said assistant US attorney Michael Longyear.
On Thursday, however, TMZ reported that Hernandez was transferred Wednesday night to a federal facility that is usually used to house witnesses who cooperate with the authorities. PIX11 has contacted the US Attorney's Office. UU To confirm the report.
Hernandez's lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, would not confirm to TMZ if his client is in fact planning to close an agreement with the authorities.
Also on Wednesday, Lazzaro said in a statement that his client was "completely innocent of all charges."
"An artist who plays a" gangster image "to promote his music does not make him a member of a company," said Lazzaro.
Hernandez is among the five people charged with leading or participating in violent acts as part of a deadly gang known as the 9 Trey Bloods.