Tekashi 6ix9ine's former manager, Kifano "Shotti" Jordan, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison, The Blast reports.
Shotti, who was one of the prominent figures in 6ix9ine's racketeering case, was sentenced on Friday (Sept. 6) at Thurgood Marshall Courthouse in Manhattan. During the hearing, he broke down into tears when given the chance to speak during his sentencing. "I want to apologize to my close friends and my family, especially my sons since I won't be there for them," he said. "There has been a lot of violence I committed. I take full responsibility. I guarantee you won't ever see me in court again. I apologize to the victims of my crimes. I apologize to their families."
"It ended making the best of a bad situation," Shotti's lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman said to Complex after the hearing. "He's very different from what I'm used to in this area of defense that I've been in. I represent a lot of people similarly situated to Shotti, and I can tell you that he's very kind, very thoughtful, very intelligent. He was very sensitive and very caring. He frankly was a pleasure to represent, and I say that sincerely."
Last March, he pleaded guilty to firearms offenses in connection with various crimes committed with 6ix9ine and other members of the Nine Trey Bloods. Shotti was charged with using and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.
In court documents, it was alleged that Shotti, along with other members of Nine Trey, including 6ix9ine, and Anthony Ellison also known as "Harv" followed a rival rap artist, who was a member of a different Bloods set ("Individual-1"), from Brooklyn to a hotel in Manhattan, Yahoo reports. After arriving in Manhattan, Shotti and Ellison ran into the hotel lobby and confronted the individual and his entourage. Shortly after, Ellison punched the individual in the face.
In a second incident, "Shotti allegedly fired off five rounds against a rival gang member. Prosecutors list another incident." Thereafter, "on April 3, 2018, the defendant and others traveled from Brooklyn to midtown Manhattan in order to rob a rival gang member and rapper (the "April 3 Robbery"), who was in a public feud with Hernandez."
6ix9ine has been behind bars since November on racketeering charges. However, it has been reported that he could be released early in return for his cooperation with the feds.
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