Tekashi 6ix9ine cooperation paid off big time for federal prosecutors.
A jury brought back a mixed verdict in a case against two members of the Nine Tr3y Gangsta Bloods who pleaded not guilty to multiple charges in a racketeering case that was centered around Tekashi 6ix9ine. Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack are both now looking at some time behind bars after being found guilty on multiple counts involving drug trafficking, racketeering, and kidnapping. At the center of the trial is the kidnapping charge against the two men in which the rainbow-haired rapper testified extensively, giving details about what went down the night he was allegedly taken hostage.
So far we do know that Anthony “Harv” Ellison was found guilty of kidnapping Tekashi69 last year, even though his lawyers argued that the case of kidnapping was a grand publicity stunt to promote 69’s music video “FEFE” with Nicki Minaj. Harv is now facing years in prison for kidnapping, as well as, other charges that he was convicted for.
Throughout the two-week trial, Tekashi 6ix9ine took the stand for three days and testified that they Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack robbed and set him up. The two men were, however, found guilty of other charges of racketeering that were presented against them in the two-week-long trial. A jury did not come up with a verdict on assault charges that stemmed from Tekashi’s alleged kidnapping, according to Inner City Press, who has been publicly detailing the case via Twitter. Mack also got a not guilty verdict on a firearms charge.
It is unclear what the verdict means for Tekashi 6ix9ine, who had hoped that his testimony of the night he claimed he was kidnapped, would lead to the government granting him time served after he pleads guilty to his own racketeering charges back in February. The New York rapper and several other gang members, including his former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan plead guilty after they were rounded up and arrested last November. Ellison and Mack were the only two affiliates to plead not guilty.
Prosecutors said they would sentence Tekashi, born Daniel Hernandez after Mack and Ellison’s verdict was rendered. Tekashi testified that he made an agreement with the gang members to get his rap career off the ground while offered him protection, and he funded their criminal operation. The 23-year-old has been the center of controversy and debate over the rules of snitching, and it is unclear if he will accept the witness protection program once released.
Note: in Superseding Indictment 11, Kidnapping is Count TWO – guilty. Still awaiting formal verdict requested an hour ago, but for now this. Increasing odds for 5K1 letter, even time served? pic.twitter.com/z5S1Xzph6A
— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) October 3, 2019