NYC: Rapper Tekashi69 faces life sentence after being charged with robbing rival at gunpoint, planning Brooklyn shooting in gang indictment

Tekashi69 is a rapping gangbanger who ordered robberies and shootings of rivals to maintain the status of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, federal prosecutors alleged in a sweeping indictment Monday that could put the singer behind bars for life.

Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, was slapped with racketeering and firearms charges along with five others. If convicted, the minimum sentence he faces is 32 years in prison.

The 22-year-old rapper with rainbow braids and and tattoos on his face was ordered held without bail after lengthy arguments in Manhattan Federal Court that revealed the FBI had warned him about death threats from two of the men also charged in the conspiracy.


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