Tekashi69 Hit With 17-Count Indictment, Facing Up To Life In Prison
The feds came down on Tekashi 69 and five others associated with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods on racketeering conspiracy and firearms offenses and now the crew is expected to be arraigned today before a U.S. Magistrate judge.
The indictment alleges that Tekashi and his crew ordered hits on rival gang members to protect their narcotics business and that they committed numerous robberies, shootings and assaults in and around Manhattan and Brooklyn. Some of these charges carry a possible maximum sentence of life in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
“As alleged in the indictment, this gang, which included platinum-selling rap artist Tekashi69, wreaked havoc on New York City, engaging in brazen acts of violence. Showing reckless indifference to others’ safety, members of the gang were allegedly involved in robberies and shootings, including a shooting inside the crowded Barclay’s Center, and a shooting in which an innocent bystander was hit. Thanks to the extraordinary work of HSI, ATF, and the NYPD, the defendants will now face justice in federal court,” said U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman.