Tekashi69 Pleads "Not Guilty" To Federal Racketeering Charges
On Monday morning, Tekashi69 was in court yet again and pled not guilty to racketeering charges reports TMZ. Tekashi69, or Daniel Hernandez, has been in police custody since the 18th of November and will likely stay in jail until his trial date - set for the 4th of September, 2019.
During Monday's hearing, TMZ claims, Tekashi's potential for bail was not discussed, in fact, it was previously denied after he offered to pay around $750,000 just to get out.
Tekashi agreed to stay on house arrest, as well as surrender his passport until the trial date, however, the court determined that he was a probable flight risk.
As it was previously reported, Tekashi and his manager, Shottie, as well as another associate, were arrested on a plethora of different charges including drug dealing, armed robberies, shootings, and more.
It has been reported that Tekaship69 was allegedly involved in an armed robbery on the 3rd of April. TMZ claims that a shooting on the 12th of April was listed as well in the list of indictments, among the 16 other charges which go back to 2013.
His former manager, Shottie, reportedly said to the judge, "we don't fold, we don't bend, we don't break. It's Tr3yway." After his arrest, multiple publications claim the 22-year-old sex offender was transferred from Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center to a federal institution due to safety concerns.
Daniel Hernandez faces approximately 32 years in the big house if he's convicted on the charges. This is arguably the biggest case Hernandez has faced thus far, following his guilty plea to involving a minor in a sex video.
Previously, during an interview with The Breakfast Club , Hernandez said he feared only two things, "God and a Fed case." Before that, legendary rapper, Fat Joe, said it was possible Hernandez would be indicted on federal charges.
Later, the rapper said he was in pain to come to realize that his predictions were correct. Despite having a prosperous career as a musical artist, Hernandez has divided hip-hop fans. His brilliance as a promoter, marketer, and artist, is juxtaposed with his criminal charges and scandalous past.