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Tekashi 6ix9ine's Former Gang Leader Pleads Guilty to Racketeering and Drug Charges

By TheBlast Staff

Tekashi 6ix9ine may have just knocked some more time off his pending sentence, because the leader of his former street gang just pled guilty to racketeering and drug charges.

The U.S. Attorney announced that Jamel Jones, AKA Mel Murda, pled guilty Wednesday in Manhattan federal court to racketeering and narcotics offenses.

U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said, "Jamel Jones admitted in open court to his involvement in Nine Trey and distributing drugs for the gang," adding, "We will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to keep our communities safe and vigorously investigate and prosecute those who bring violence and drugs into our communities."

Mel Murda was also recorded on tape having conversations with other members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods about killing Tekashi and claimed he was "never a gang member."

Mr. Murda is now facing up to 65 years in prison for his part in the criminal enterprise, and he's scheduled for sentencing in July.

As we reported, Tekashi will be able to knock a hefty amount off his expected sentence for his part in the gang, but it all depends on how much he cooperates with authorites and how many other gang members are convicted.

So far, the rainbow-haired rapper is 2 for 2.

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