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Tekashi 6ix9ine Could Be Released Due To Health Concerns Amid Pandemic

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By Shadress Denise

Tekashi 6ix9ine (born Daniel Hernandez), the controversial rapper who was embroiled in a high-profile court case for crimes involving his former gang, the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, may be getting released from prison today.

Hernandez was initially scheduled to be released from prison on August 2, however, it looks like as of Wednesday, he could be getting released at least five months earlier.

According to XXL, the government has responded to Judge Paul Engelmayer's letter about not being opposed to releasing the rapper into home custody due to the current global pandemic.

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Hernandez’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro, along with Cosby, Madoff, Cohen and Weinstein’s attorneys have filed motions to have them released early to help reduce the chances their clients contract the virus through the prison system.

Rolling Stone confirmed the process for Hernandez began last week, when Lazzaro first submitted a motion to release Hernandez, pointing out that Hernandez’ asthma put him at risk from the virus. Initially, the request for early release was denied by the judge and was then sent to the Bureau of Prisons.

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After the BOP confirmed he was not at their facility, it was later resubmitted to a judge for further review. Last December, the 23-year-old rapper was sentenced to 24 months in prison and five years of supervised release. His sentence came after he pled guilty to nine counts of federal racketeering, weapons-related offenses, and conspiracy.

Thanks to his significant cooperation with the federal government, he was offered a light, two-year sentence for snitching on various gang members and their operations.

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Briefly after his original sentencing, Hernandez’s attorney requested his sentence be served at home, though that request was denied. Upon his release, the rapper will likely serve out the remaining four months of his sentence in home confinement.

Currently, it is unclear which home he will be serving out the remainder since his Brooklyn home is not secure due to previous crimes. Two years ago, the rapper was allegedly kidnapped and robbed from that home by the very gang he testified against.

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Hernandez admitted during his trail that his gang affiliations were fabricated in order to burnish his image as a rapper. His lighter sentence was given as a part of his plea deal to helping federal law enforcement officer to help bring further indictments against the gang.

Dawn Florio, one of Hernandez’s lawyers on the case stated if the judge orders the rapper released, he could be released today.

"We are just waiting for the judge to make his final decision since there is no government opposition we are hopeful that the government is going to release [6ix9ine] to home confinement," she says.

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