Tekashi 6ix9ine Might be Released from Prison Today

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 3:32 PM GMT-5

Imprisoned Rapper whose given name is Daniel Hernandez aka Tekashi has spent 17 months in federal custody, Now reports are that Tekashi 6ix9ine could be sent home as early as this afternoon.

His lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, filed a motion to set him free immediately because of the spread of the coronavirus in the prison system. After many appeals to both the judge in charge of the case and the Bureau of Prisons, Tekashi might be released this afternoon, Lazzaro confirmed in a recent interview. 

Lazzaro first submitted a motion to release Hernandez last week, he pointed out that his client’s asthma will put him at risk from the covid-19 virus. Judge Paul Engelmayer, who presided over the case had given the rapper the two-year sentence that included the 13 months he as already served.

After the rapper’s cooperation in his racketeering charge, it was asserted that he did not have jurisdiction over the matter, and he suggested that Lazzaro should file a motion with the Bureau of Prisons. The lawyer reported, Engelmayer asked the Bureau to grant the request. 

However, the request was initially denied. In an email from a Bureau of Prisons representative that was obtained by close sources, the bureau does “not have the authority or oversight of this case as he isn’t in a BOP facility. If the Court orders the compassionate release for him, the information will be sent to the GEO facility and the US Marshals Service for processing.”  

Lazzaro also appealed the decision to Engelmayer. The lawyer reported, the decision will be made on Wednesday or Thursday, and if Tekashi’s wish is granted, he will likely be released right away. He also said “Based on what Engelmayer wrote this morning, it is likely he will grant it.” Engelmayer, gave the prosecutors up to 5pm EST on Wednesday to make the case for Daniel to stay in prison.

Sources also revealed that the United States Attorney Geoffrey Berman wrote that “the Government does not oppose the defendant’s motion for compassionate release,” this paves the way for Engelmayer to order Tekashi’s release. It is possible that the judge will, at some point, approve the motion for the compassionate release.

There are some lawyers who believe it is a foregone conclusion that he will be released. 

If the rapper is released, he will serve the four months that remain in his sentence in home confinement. It’s not clear where that would be. 

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