Tekashi 6ix9ine was sentenced to 2 years in federal prison today, after cooperating with the feds and sending dozens of his gang member friends to prison. It’s not clear whether the 2 years will be served on top of his 13 months, or whether he’ll be released in 11 months.
There was speculation early this week that he may be coming home from prison today – after snitching on his former homies.
But the federal Judge, Judge Englemeyer threw the book at him. Tekashi’s attorney had asked the court for him to be sentenced to “time served” or 13 months, but his request was resoundly rejected.
Before hitting him with the two-year sentence, the judge went on a long tirade, blasting Tekashi for his participation in illegal activity.
Once he gets out, he’ll be on supervised release for 5 years and will have to complete 300 hours of community service and pay a $35k fine.
Tekashi, who was wearing dark blue prison scrubs, had almost no reaction when the sentence was read. You’d think he’d be ecstatic, but he sat stoically. BTW, his hair was almost completely black with just traces of his famous rainbow dye job in his braids.
Before handing down his sentence, Engelmayer ran down very specific examples as to why Tekashi should serve more than just the 13 months of time served his team had been pushing. The judge said even though Tekashi cooperated in tremendous fashion, “one way or another the full range of your conduct would have come to light.”
Here’s a summary of what he judge said: