6ix9ine Facing Life Sentence For Charges Including Gunpoint Robbery

The Brooklyn rapper, currently on probation, was arrested in NYC on racketeering and firearms charges.

by Shaad D’Souza
20 November 2018, 9:34am

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As previously reported, Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine (also known as Tekashi 6ix9ine) has been arrested on racketeering and firearms charges. 6ix9ine’s ex-manager Shottie, as well as associates Crippy, Ish, Mel Murda and Fu Banga were also arrested, according to Pitchfork.

6ix9ine been indicted for charges including participating in a racketeering conspiracy, using and carrying firearms, participating in a gunpoint robbery, and violent crime in aid of racketeering. For two of these charges, he faces a maximum penalty of life in prison, with a mandatory minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

“As alleged in the indictment, this gang, which included platinum-selling rap artist Tekashi 6ix 9ine, wreaked havoc on New York City, engaging in brazen acts of violence,” said U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman in a statement. “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 Centre, and a shooting in which an innocent bystander was hit.”

This indictment is the latest in a series of legal issues for 6ix9ine. The rapper was arrested in July for allegedly choking a 16-year-old, and is currently on probation for the use of a child in a sexual performance.

This article originally appeared on Noisey AU.

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