The Daily Beast reported the plea, citing unsealed court documents. The Dummy Boy artist was among those arrested last year on racketeering and weapons charges. Among the nine counts included in the plea are multiple charges of racketeering, conspiracy, and weapons-related offenses. The plea was entered Jan. 23 but not disclosed until an unsealing on Feb. 1.
In court documents reviewed by Complex on Friday, 6ix9ine—real name Daniel Hernandez—was described as having "participated in the operation and management of the Enterprise [i.e. Nine Trey]" and participated in "unlawful and other activity in furtherance of the conduct of the Enterprise's affairs." 6ix9ine "and others known and unknown" are further alleged to have "knowingly" violated United States racketeering laws.
Below, find a brief rundown of the nine counts to which 6ix9ine pleaded guilty last month, as worded in the court documents. The guilty plea includes admission of aiding and abetting in an attempted Chief Keef shooting on June 2, 2018.
"I paid a person to shoot at a rival member of Nine Trey to scare him," 6ix9ine told the court, according to transcript obtained by TMZ. "The shooting took place in Manhattan. I did this to maintain or increase my own standing in Nine Trey."
The April 3 incident, cited in the violent crime in aid of racketeering and firearms offenses count breakdowns, was previously reported on when prosecutors argued back in November that 6ix9ine could easily flee due to his wealth.
- racketeering conspiracy
- firearms offense - racketeering conspiracy
- violent crime in aid of racketeering (Mar. 20, 2018)
- firearms offense (Mar. 20, 2018)
- violent crime in aid of racketeering (Apr. 3, 2018)
- firearms offense (Apr. 3, 2018)
- violent crime in aid of racketeering (Jun. 2, 2018)
- firearms offense (Jun. 2, 2018)
- narcotics trafficking
Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 24, 2020. The Associated Press pointed out Friday that a mandatory minimum 47-year sentence would have been in play if not for 6ix9ine's cooperation.
"I apologize to the Court, to anyone who was hurt, to my family, friends, and fans for what I have done and who I have let down," 6ix9ine told the court when entering his plea, per the New York Daily News. During the same hearing, Judge Paul Engelmayer said 6ix9ine is "cooperating against multiple violent people associated with the same criminal enterprise."
Dummy Boy, which marked 6ix9ine's debut studio album, was released back in November in the wake of his initial arrest in connection with these counts.