Tekashi 6ix9ine Possibly Getting Released Early!
May the Coronavirus forever be Tekashi 6ix9ine’s favor. It appears that a judge wants Tekashi 6ix9ine released amid coronavirus. Read on…
CelebNMusic247.com reports that rapper-turned-snitch Tekashi 6ix9ine could be released from prison as early as Wednesday.
If the Manhattan federal court judge overseeing the rhymester’s case gets his way, 6nitch9ine may be a free man.
We received word via a a letter Wednesday, Judge Paul Engelmayer said he wants to cut Tekashi loose from the Queens Detention Facility, a private prison run by the GEO group, because the rapper has asthma.
The concern is that Tekashi could be at greater risk to die from the coronavirus bug sweeping the nation.
Judge Engelmayer wrote in the letter, and ordered the government to respond by 5 p.m. Wednesday:
The parties are advised that, provided that the Court has legal authority to grant the relief requested by defense counsel, the Court intends to do so.
Why Tekashi 6ix9ine possibly getting released early:
In response, US Attorney Geoffrey Berman wrote he does not object to the rapper’s release to home confinement.
Berman wrote in a letter to Judge Engelmayer:
In the event the Court finds ‘extraordinary and compelling reasons’ presented by the defendant’s medical condition, placing him at high risk during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government does not oppose the defendant’s motion for compassionate release.
Daniel Hernandez, best known as Tekashi 6ix9ine lawyers have been trying to get him sprung since last week, but ran into a roadblock because the prison is run by a private company rather than the federal Bureau of Prisons.
Attorney Lance Lazzaro wrote in an appeal to Engelmayer on Tuesday:
Mr. Hernandez’s administrative request to BOP for compassionate release was denied because as a non-BOP inmate, BOP is refusing to grant Mr. Hernandez compassionate release.
Engelmayer denied a previous request by Tekashi to be released, in part because he believed the rapper needed to appeal to BOP, but Lazzaro argued in his letter Tuesday, according to PageSix.
The Judge denies Tekashi 6ix9ine’s bid for home confinement amid coronavirus.
In this case, your Honor now has the statutory authority to modify Mr. Hernandez’s sentence so as to immediately release him from prison. Mr. Hernandez submitted his administrative request for compassion release to BOP and BOP has made clear that as a non-BOP inmate, BOP will never grant Mr. Hernandez compassionate release.
Tekashi was sentenced in December to two years in prison and is already due to get out early. His release was set for July 31.