New York, NY – Tekashi 6ix9ine is cooperating with the feds in hopes of securing a lighter sentence in his racketeering case. As a result, members of his crew are reportedly afraid the polarizing rapper will release “intimate knowledge” about their involvement with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
According to a letter obtained by The Blast, ex-manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan wanted the court to know 6ix9ine’s attorney Lance Lazzaro has also represented Shotti in four previous criminal cases as well as fellow co-defendant Faheem “Crippy” Walter.
Shotti and his attorney Jeffery Litchman (who also reps El Chapo) believe Lazzaro was privy to “privileged communications” that could jeopardize Shotti’s case.
Litchman thinks because Lazzaro has represented multiple from the same entourage that “this representation only serves to heighten the aforementioned fears concerning conflicts of interest.”
The letter also revealed 6ix9ine approached Litchman shortly after his November 2018 arrest. Lichtman says a conference call was orchestrated by 6ix9ine’s girlfriend and Lazzaro was aware of the call. During the conversation, the Brooklyn-bred rapper allegedly said Shotti would never be able to afford an attorney like Litchman and was thinking of hiring Litchman for himself.
Apparently, 6ix9ine changed his mind and Litchman eventually took on Shotti as a client.
Last month, a judge decided to temporarily remove Lazzaro from his federal racketeering case due to the perceived conflict of interest.
Judge Paul A. Engelmayer ordered Lazzaro to send detailed letters detailing his previous dealings with Jordan and Walter by January 28. If he didn’t deliver or if was discovered there is indeed a conflict of interest, Lazzaro could be permanently removed from 6ix9ine’s case.
It’s unclear if the letters have been submitted. Dawn Florio, 6ix9ine’s other lawyer, has retained her current role.
6ix9ine recently copped to nine federal counts and faces at least 47 years in prison if convicted. His sentencing is expected to take place next January.