Tekashi 6ix9ine reportedly claims his safety is at risk and hopes to complete his sentence under home confinement.
The rapper whose testimony aiding the prosecution in a federal racketeering case took the stand against his former affiliates who belong to the Nine Trey Blood Gang. Although his cooperation earned him a shorter sentence, there may be another risk for Tekashi 6ix9ine. Legal name Daniel Hernandez, Tekashi 6ix9ine fears the gang members housed at the same facility may cause him bodily harm.
According to Complex, Tekashi 6ix9ine’s lawyer Lance Lazzaro officially requests Tekashi 6ix9ine’s sentence to be completed under home confinement, or a community correctional facility. Lazarro cites a significant threat to Tekashi 6ix9ine as reasoning.
“Given the significant and ongoing threat to Hernandez’s safety as a result of his past and potential future cooperation, the government has filed papers which force Hernandez to remain incarcerated at a private jail in an effort to secure his safety. However, even at the private jail, Hernandez is still housed with various members of the Bloods,” claims Lazarro.
For his involvement, Tekashi 6ix9ine received a 24-month sentence with 13 months’ time served. Upon release, Tekashi 6ix9ine faces 5-years of supervision, 300 hours of community service, and a $35,000 fine. Tekashi 6ix9ine will also remain a federal informant after his prison sentence is completed.