Tekashi 6ix9ine’s manager Kifano “Shotti”Jordan is about to be sentenced to prison in the case involving him and the rapper’s alleged criminal enterprise, but a few people have stepped forward to support him, including one family member who says he could be the next Bill Gates or Jeff Bezos.
According to documents obtained by The Blast, Shotti and his legal team are asking the judge in his federal case to take it easy on him when considering how long his sentence will be.
As we reported, Shotti pled guilty in Manhattan federal court to firearms offenses in connection with a robbery and a non-fatal shooting carried out as part of his participation in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. As a part of his plea, the music manager faces a minimum of 15 years in prison, but could get life behind bars.
The judge in his case will make the decision during his sentencing hearing.
Shotti’s lawyer filed documents stating he,
“comes before this Court asking for mercy. A life filled with good deeds and hard work has been marred by his criminal actions. Nevertheless, as the powerful enclosed letters reveal, Mr. Jordan is a decent and giving man who unlike many defendants has made very sincere efforts to help family and friends throughout his life, when no one was watching, when he had no need to impress a judge deciding his fate. For these reasons and the others stated herein, the mandatory minimum sentence of fifteen years imprisonment is respectfully requested. “
One of the letters of support came from Shotti’s sister, who claims one of the reasons the judge should take it lighter on him is that he could be a big industry leader industry if he were released from prison as soon a possible.
His sister claims that based on her own unique accomplishments, she is qualified “to comment that Kifano’s drive and entrepreneurial acumen are rare. I fall on the mercy of the court and beg for clemency in his sentencing. Please do not force him to waste his most productive adult years away from his children, his extended family, and his community who all depend on his support.”
She adds that, “Your forbearance will decide whether Kifano can become the next Jeff Bezos or Bill Gates.”
Shotti’s sister was not the only letter in support of Tekashi’s manager, his legal team filed several more letters from people asking the court for leniency for him.
Tekashi 69 and other members of his crew have been accused of committing robberies and selling drugs, such as heroin, fentanyl, furanly fentanyl, MDM, and marijuana.
Both Shotti and Tekashi are due back in court in the coming months, it will be up to a judge how long it will be before either of them see the light of day again.