Aaron “Bat” Young becomes the latest defendant to receive sentencing in the highly-publicized Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nine-Trey Bloods federal racketeering case.
According to Complex, Young was sentenced to 20 years behind bars after pleading guilty back in April. Young reportedly played a major role in trafficking and selling fentanyl with the Nine Trey Bloods. Young is also reportedly the trigger man in the shooting of Shane “Snow Billy” Hardy in an attempted hit in January 2018.
Young’s attorney claims he serves as a parental figure and faced manipulation from Kristian “CEO Kris” Cruz and Jamel “Mel Murda” Jones. Cruz served as a cooperating witness along with Tekashi 6ix9ine. Jones received an 11-year sentence for his role in the racketeering case.
“I am certain Mr. Cruz saw a man he could use as a worker, […] a man he could manipulate to protect himself,” says Young’s attorney Aaron Mysliwiec, according to Complex.
Tekashi 6ix9ine is the next defendant to receive sentencing in this trial, scheduled for December 18, 2019.