Tekashi 6ix9ine finally has some good news to celebrate while locked up, with a judge allowing his former attorney to once again represent him.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a New York judge has determined 6ix9ine’s former lawyer, Lance Lazarro, can come back on as lead attorney for the rapper, as soon as the Tekashi signs off on it.
Lazarro was taken off the case by the judge after concerns over conflict of interest because he previously represented two men who are co-defendants in the criminal case.
The judge ruled that after reviewing all the evidence, 6ix9ine’s lawyer has shown there is no risk to the other co-defendants if he continues working for 6ix9ine.
A hearing was scheduled for March 28 where the rapper will have to tell the judge he agrees.
The issue with conflict was over 6ix9ine ‘s former cohorts — Shotti (real name: Kifano Jordan) and Crippy (real name: Faheem Walter) — had retained Lazarro in the past. There was concern Lazarro gained "intimate knowledge" of their affairs and was also privy to “privileged communications” that could be used in 6ix9ine’s defense.
Lazarro recently filed an affidavit explaining to the court his belief there was no overlapping and nothing improper was going on.
He also noted that since the rapper already has pleaded guilty, he will not be put in a position where he has to cross-examine Shotti or Crippy.