The former manager of 6ix9ine, Kifano "Shotti" Jordan, pleaded guilty to two federal weapons counts on Thursday (March 28). The weapons charges are related to an armed robbery in Manhattan (April 3, 2018), as well as a non-lethal shooting in Brooklyn (April 21, 2018).
According to reports, the 36-year-old is facing a minimum prison sentence of 15 years for the two counts. As previously reported, both Jordan and 6ix9ine (born Daniel Hernandez) were among those charged in a high-profile racketeering case that has made countless national headlines since November 2018.
Per the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office, during Jordan's plea proceedings, the rapper's former manager admitted to "using and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence" and "discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence."
"Today, Kifano Jordan admitted in open court to committing multiple acts of violence in furtherance of the Nine Trey enterprise," Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman shared in a statement. "This conduct is simply intolerable."
"Had he gone to trial, he would have probably received a mandatory 50-year sentence," Lichtman said. "To be able to get out of it with the 15-year sentence — what the plea agreement calls for — we made the best of a bad situation."
As confirmed by Vulture, Jordan also is facing a pending assault case in Manhattan state court.
As previously reported, 6ix9ine agreed to cooperate with prosecutors, including providing information on "multiple violent" Nine Trey associates. Under his plea agreement, he agreed to "truthfully and completely disclose all information of the activities of himself and others to the U.S. Attorney's Office and that he cooperate fully with law enforcement agencies."
While his decision to cooperate with authorities cost him his reputation from artists such as Meek Mill, Snoop Dogg, Offset and more, Jordan's decision to plead guilty could impact the outcome of 6ix9ine's upcoming sentencing.
"Mr. Hernandez is going to be happy that the case is going to be wrapping up soon," Dawn Florio, one of his attorneys, shared in a statement. "We're hoping that a lot of the co-defendants plead guilty so everything can be finished."
As previously reported, 6ix9ine is facing a minimum sentence of 47 years to life in federal prison.