Currently awaiting sentencing in his racketeering case, it seems that Tekashi 6ix9ine now has one less charge to worry about.
According to TMZ, the state of Texas formally requested to have the controversial rapper’s misdemeanor assault charge dismissed. The charge stems from a 2018 altercation inside a Houston mall, where 6ix9ine allegedly choked a 16-year-old fan for filming him.
A judge agreed to dismiss the charge on Monday (Nov. 25), claiming that moving the rapper to Texas is too much of a “security risk,” since 6ix9ine has been cooperating with federal agents in New York.
The alleged victim in the case, Santiago Albarran, also wrote a letter to the Harris County District Attorney’s office back in October, requesting that the case be thrown out. He later showed up to one of 6ix9ine’s hearings on the case and the two posed for a photo together.
”Mr. Hernandez has not been notified yet of the dismissal. We plan to notify him today,” 6ix9ine’s attorney, Carl A. Moore, told TMZ. “I am happy the prosecutors handling this case did what was fair and just today in dismissing the charge against Mr. Hernandez. We hope that getting this case behind him will assist in him moving forward with his career.”
6ix9ine has been in custody since his arrest on racketeering and firearms charges last November. His sentencing date is set for Dec. 18 at 10 a.m. EST. His lawyer previously requested that his sentencing be expedited from its original January date, citing the completion of 6ix9ine’s testimony against former fellow gang members Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack.
Due to his cooperation with the federal government in testifying against alleged gang members, the “FEFE” rapper is expected to receive a more lenient sentence, as he was previously facing a mandatory minimum of 47 year. After 6ix9ine’s testimony, both Ellison and Mack were found guilty on racketeering charges.