Tekashi69 is facing life in prison for his part in a criminal organization that engaged in murder, robbery and narcotics trafficking.
According to the indictment, obtained by The Blast, Tekashi and his entourage members are accused of being in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, which operates around Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn.
Two of the counts that Tekashi is facing have a maximum sentence of life in prison.
The documents allege Tekashi and his associates comprised a criminal “enterprise” that participated in unlawful activity and engaged in violence with rivals of the gang.
Officials claim Nine Trey committed multiple shootings, robberies and assaults against their rivals, including those who they deemed “disloyal” to the enterprise.
Nine Trey is accused of participating in drug running, including selling heroin, fentanyl, furanyl fentanyl, MDMA, dibutylone and marijuana. Documents claim Nine Trey “committed and agreed, attempted, and threatened to commit acts of violence to protect and expand their narcotics business and to protect fellow members of the enterprise.”
The documents allege that on April 3, Tekashi, his manager and two entourage members robbed some unknown rivals at gunpoint as part of a gang initiation.
Officials claim the robbery was “for the purpose of gaining entrance to and maintaining and increasing position in Nine.”
U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement: “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. 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.”
As we reported, the hip-hop star was taken into custody Sunday night by federal agents after a joint investigation by police, Homeland Security and the ATF slapped him with racketeering and weapons charges.
Along with the “BILLY” rapper, three of his associates, including his manager, Shotti. He and two other entourage members were recently arrested and charged with gang violence after a dust-up outside a trendy Chinese restaurant following Tekashi’s probation victory.
Tekashi had vowed to stay out of trouble, but has found himself in violent situations, including a drive-by shooting while working on a music video with Kanye West in Beverly Hills.
Tekashi is about to be arraigned in NYC on the six counts for weapons and racketeering charges. There are a total of eight counts total against the group.
This is a developing story…