Tekashi 6ix9ine Pleads Not Guilty, Still No Bail
Tekashi 6ix9ine got a date with the judge, he got a trial date in court, on Monday morning after he entered a plea in his federal racketeering case.
The rapper who has been behind bars since November 18, was in court, where he entered a not guilty plea. The judge set his trial date for September 4, 2019. That’s a long way off and, at least for the present time, it seems Tekashi 6ix9ine will stay behind bars for much of that period.
The issue of bail had not been addressed in court. As we reported, his lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, plans to apply for bail right to the trial judge. Tekashi 6ix9ine was denied bail when Lazzaro wanted to pay $750k, surrender his passport and stick to house arrest.
TMZ broke the whole story, Tekashi and 2 former associates, including his manager Shottie, had been arrested by federal agents on racketeering and additional serious charges. Regarding to his indictment, obtained by TMZ, Tekashi 6ix9ine and his crew conspired to commit a slew of crimes, including armed robberies, drug deals and shootings.
The feds believe 6ix9ine himself pulled an armed robbery on April 3 together with his ex-manager, Shottie, and 2 other associates of the Nine Trey Bloods.
The indictment also mentions the April 21 shooting incident at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and fingers Fuguan Lovick as the trigger man. In every, the indictment lists 17 counts dating back to 2013.
As we reported first, Tekashi was transferred to a new detention center just in time for Thanksgiving, and up to now, he’s having a tough time of it there.