Tekashi 6ix9ine Arrested on Federal Crime Charges, Faces Potential Life Sentence

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New details have surfaced on 6ix9ine's unexpected Sunday (November 18) night federal arrest. News identified the two other men who were arrested as Jensel "Ish" Butler and Faheem "Crippy" Walter.

The Daily Beast reports that prosecutors have accused Tekashi69, who's also known as 6ix9ine, of being part of a "criminal enterprise" - specifically the gang 9 Trey Bloods.

Daniel Hernandez, also known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, arriving for his arraignment on assault charges in County Criminal Court #1 at the Harris County Courthouse in Houston, Texas, on August 22, 2018. As well as Tekashi, the rapper's ex-manager Kifano Jordan (aka Shotti) has also been charged. It carries a possible life sentence, and a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison.

'Members and associates of Nine Trey engaged in violence to retaliate against rival gangs, to promote the standing and reputation of Nine Trey, and to protect the gang's narcotics business.

Page Six continues and writes that 'The gangbangers also distributed drugs - including heroin, fentanyl, furanyl fentanyl, MDMA, dibutylone and marijuana - in and around Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx, according to prosecutors'.

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After that, prosecutors pushed on October 27 to have Hernandez register as a sex offender and serve a one-to-three-year prison sentence, but his lawyers argued it down to four years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service. The investigation was a joint effort by ATF, NYPD and Homeland Security, reports TMZ.

Pitman denied bail to Hernandez at a hearing on Monday, Nov. 19, after a prosecutor cited evidence purporting to show the rapper's involvement in a number of violent incidents. His debut album, Day69, was among the most downloaded records on iTunes following its February release.

6ix9ine has been one of the most ascendant and controversial names in hip-hop in recent months.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... In April 2018, a member of his crew opened fire inside Brooklyn's Barclays Center where 6ix9ine was performing.