Scott E. Leemon, the former lawyer of ex 6ix9ine manager Kifano "Shotti" Jordan, now wants to represent co-defendant Mel Murda (a.k.a. Mel Matrix).

In court documents obtained by Complex, Leemon requested that the court hold a hearing in regards to his proposed representation of Mel Murda. "At that hearing, it is my understanding that both Mr. Jordan and [Jamel] Jones will waive any potential conflict as a result of my previous, brief, representation of Mr. Jordan and my new representation of Mr. Jones," Leemon said.

When Leemon spoke with Shotti back in December about being relieved of his counsel duties, per court documents, he also mentioned the possibility of representing Mel Murda. According to Leemon, Shotti expressed no objection to this. Instead, per Leemon, he "encouraged" it.


As we reported last month, Leemon halted his representation of Shotti after allegedly never receiving a retainer fee. "That never happened," Leemon, who noted that he only made an initial court appearance with Shotti based on a promise of payment, said at the time. "It has now been several weeks since that appearance and I still have not received payment." Shotti has since hired new representation.

At the tail end of 2018, 6ix9ine—who's now among those facing racketeering and firearms charges—was sued for missing a previously scheduled Howard University performance. The suit, filed by promoters for the university's homecoming weekend festivities, seeks at least $300,000 in damages.

According to a recent TMZ report, 6ix9ine's lawyer Lance Lazarro is said to now be prepping a $1.5 million bail package.