6ix9ine Asking to Serve Remaining Prison Sentence at Home Over Safety Concerns

6ix9ine could be released as early as July.

6ix9ine wants to go home

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6ix9ine wants to go home

Complex has obtained legal documents in which 6ix9ine's attorney Lance Lazzaro requests that his client serve the remainder of his sentence under home confinement or in a community correctional facility.

6ix9ine claims to be concerned for his safety and pointed to the Blood gang members that are housed with him that may try to harm him for his involvement in exposing several peopled tied to the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods. 

"As a result of Hernandez’s cooperation with the government against multiple gang members with the Bloods, Hernandez’s safety is still, and will continue to be for the foreseeable future, seriously at risk," the docs read. "Given the significant and ongoing threat to Hernandez’s safety as a result of his past and potential future cooperation, the government has filed papers which force Hernandez to remain incarcerated at a private jail in an effort to secure his safety. However, even at the private jail, Hernandez is still housed with various members of the Bloods."

The rapper was sentenced to two years in prison and five years of supervised release last month. The 13 months he has already spent behind bars would count as time served. His attorney Lance Lazzaro believes he could be released as early as July. He will also be required to pay a $35,000 fine and complete 300 hours of community service. 

As part of his cooperation with federal government officials, 6ix9ine plead guilty to nine counts, which included multiple charges of racketeering, conspiracy, and weapons-related offenses, last February in exchange for a much lighter sentence than the reported mandatory minimum of 47 years that he was facing. The U.S. Attorney's Office can still reach out to the rapper after his release for help in any future or ongoing investigations. 

While the end is almost near for 6ix9ine, things aren't looking up for his former manager Kifano "Shotti" Jordan. Jordan's lawyer Jeffrey Lichtman, the same person who represented El Chapo, is asking to be excused as his lawyer in his appeal of a 15-year sentence for racketeering. Lichtman noticed that Shotti waived away his right to an appeal.

The eight-part docuseries Infamous from Complex and Spotify, which chronicles the life and career of 6ix9ine, will premiere on January 28.  

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