Snitches may get stitches, but they also get riches in the form of lenient prison sentences. Such is the case for rappin’ canary Tekashi 69. Although, according to TMZ, he did get more time than the 13 months time served his defense team was asking for. Tekashi was sentenced today to 24-months, half of which he’s already served, on charges which include “multiple counts of racketeering, conspiracy, firearms offenses and narcotics trafficking.” That means Christmas in the clink for Santa’s least favorite elf (yes, including Diddler and Bunion).
During today’s hearing, Judge Paul Engelmayer issued the two-year sentence (minus time served), after which Tekashi will be on supervised release for 5 years, will have to complete 300 hours of community service, and pay a fine of $35K. Maybe Tekashi can fulfil his community service requirement by doing children’s birthday parties. It would be a shame to let all that clown training go to waste. TMZ reports:
Before handing down his sentence, Engelmayer ran down very specific examples as to why Tekashi should serve more than just the 13 months of time served his team had been pushing. The judge said even though Tekashi cooperated in tremendous fashion, “one way or another the full range of your conduct would have come to light.”
Engelmayer — who revealed Tekashi met with the feds 26 times — said Tekashi may not have pulled the trigger in shootings, but made it crystal clear Tekashi’s responsible … completely rejecting the notion Tekashi was just a passive participant.
Apparently, Tekashi tried to mount a Gee Officer Kumpke defense by claiming his poor upbringing made him join a gang, spend years “involved with dealing heroin, fentanyl, ecstasy, amphetamines and weed,” and participating in a criminal conspiracy that “included multiple acts of murder, robbery and extortion.”
After a female victim — an innocent bystander shot in the foot during one of the gang’s crimes — spoke, Tekashi finally addressed the court. He offered to pay her medical bills. Tekashi admitted throwing his money around was not the best look, but he wanted to help her and apologized for the shooting.
He read most of his comments from a letter he’d written, and talked about his father abandoning his family when he was in third grade. He also copped to making a lot of bad choices in his 23 years but said that didn’t make him a bad person.
Well, he does look like he probably has more than one social disease, I’ll give him that. Tekashi was originally facing a 47 year prison sentence so his ploy to plead guilty to multiple charges and then hop up on the judge’s lap and rattle off every name on Santa’s naughty list actually worked (although he might get a reverse life sentence once he’s released out #inthesestreets). No wonder Santa hates his ass.