Tekashi69 is facing racketeering and firearms charges along with five members of the 9 Trey Bloods. If convicted, the minimum sentence he faces is 32 years in prison. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Federal prosecutors have been building a case against the New York City gang since 2013. But the most of images they have included in their 17-page indictment include crimes committed in the past year.
Much of the crew’s crimes were heavily documented on DJ Akademiks YouTube channel. One of the images included in the indictment include a still from a video the media personality posted on his YouTube channel, showing the April 3 robbery of a rival gang member.
Akademiks posted the footage on his IG page with a caption, reading, “Allegedly this footage of a ‘Rap A Lot’ artist being robbed today in New York while headed to a interview w/ thisis50. (In the video u can hear someone say ‘rap a lot’).
It must be noted it wasn’t a Rap A Lot artist, but a Scum Gang member that was robbed.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Longyear said “6ix9ine was captured on surveillance video as he sat in a car and filmed the scene in Times Square when his co-defendants carried out a violent robbery against a rival gang member.”
Longyear said a “Scum” backpack stolen during the April 3 robbery was found during a raid at 6ix9ine’s Brooklyn residence, along with an automatic pistol.
Tekashi, 22, was ordered held without bail during his arraignment in Manhattan Federal Court Monday.
FBI warned Tekashi about death threats from two of the men also charged in the conspiracy.
The government considers Tekashi dangerous.
“The defendant is quite violent,” Longyear said. “This defendant participated in multiple acts of violence.”
The feds list Tekashi in a 17-count indictment for gang conspiracy that includes his ex-manager, Kifano (Shotti) Jordan, Jensel (Ish) Butler, Faheem (Crippy) Walter and Fuguan (Fu Banga) Lovick and Jamel (Mel Murda) Jones.
They were reportedly nabbed in a joint investigation by the NYPD, Homeland Security Investigations and ATD.
The 9 Trey Bloods are accused of committing many crimes to maintain the gang’s “power, territory and profits.”
Members of Nine Trey sold heroin, fentanyl, MDMA and weed in Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Bronx, prosecutors say.
The indictment lists several alleged instances of violence involving Tekashi and his fellow accused gang members:
“On April 3, Tekashi, Jordan, Butler and Walter robbed rival gang members at gunpoint at 40th St. and 8th Ave., according to the indictment. On April 21, Lovick fired one shot inside the Barclays Center, according to the indictment.
Manhattan prosecutors have said the incident during a boxing match at the arena stemmed from Tekashi’s beef with the rapper Cassanova. On July 16, Tekashi, Jordan, Butler and Walter conspired to kill “an individual who had shown disrespect to Nine Trey,” according to the indictment. The plan didn’t work and an innocent bystander was shot at Fulton St. and Utica Ave., authorities said.”