Tekashi 6ix9ine’s sentencing date in his federal case has been moved up, Complex reviews and Pitchfork can affirm. The rapper, who has been in custody since his arrest on racketeering and firearms expenses in November 2018, will now be sentenced on Wednesday, December 18 at 10 a.m. Eastern. His earlier sentencing date was January 24, 2020. Pitchfork has reached out to 6ix9ine’s lawyer Lance Lazzaro.

6ix9ine’s attorneys formally requested that the presiding decide expedite 6ix9ine’s sentencing following the completion of his testimony towards his former fellow gang members, Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack. “He’s ready to be sentenced at this stage,” Lazzaro stated in a latest interview with Complex. “He’s done what’s required and he’s ready for the next stage.”

6ix9ine pled responsible to federal expenses and entered right into a cooperation settlement with the federal authorities in November 2018. Due to his cooperation, a decide may give him a shorter sentence than the obligatory minimal of 47 years. Following 6ix9ine’s testimony on the trial of former bodyguard Anthony “Harv” Ellison and one other former affiliate, Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack, each males have been discovered responsible on racketeering expenses.

Read “Why Tekashi 6ix9ine’s Testimony Matters for the Future of Hip-Hop on Trial” on the Pitch.

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