Fifth Defendant in 6ix9ine Case Pleads Guilty

Faheem "Crippy" Walter is the latest defendant in the much-publicized Tekashi 6ix9ine case to leave his fate to the judge.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 01: Tekashi 6IX9INE performs at Made in America Music Festival on September 1, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Arik McArthur/FilmMagic)

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On Wednesday (April 4), the same day that Jamel "Mel Murda" Jones admitted guilt, there was a second guilty plea in 6ix9ine's racketeering case. According to court documents obtained by Complex, Faheem "Crippy" Walter also pleaded guilty, bringing the total number of guilty pleas in the case to five: 6ix9ine, his former manager Kifano "Shotti" Jordan, Jensel "Ish" Butler, Jones, and Walter.

Walter pleaded guilty to two counts: violent crime in the aid of racketeering and a firearms offense. Both are in connection with a robbery in Midtown Manhattan on April 3, 2018. The robbery took place around West 40th Street and 8th Avenue in Manhattan. 6ix9ine's former friend Scum Lord D!zzy, the founder of Scum Gang, was robbed of his backpack. In addition to  Walter, three other defendants have pleaded guilty to crimes stemming from the robbery, portions of which were reportedly filmed by 6ix9ine himself: Jensel "Ish" Butler, Kifano "Shotti" Jordan, and 6ix9ine. The case's latest indictment alleges that Roland "Ro Murda" Martin and Denard "Drama" Butler were also involved. Proceeds from the robbery, including D!zzy's "Scum" backpack, were found during a raid by authorities at an apartment 6ix9ine was renting back in September 2018.

Walter's lawyer Edward Sapone issued a statement to Complex regarding his defendant's guilty plea:

"Mr. Walter is to be commended for having the courage to honestly and publicly admit his wrongdoing. By his acceptance of responsibility, he has put the old behind him as he starts a new life that his children can be proud of. He looks forward to demonstrating to Judge Engelmayer the compelling reasons why the minimum sentence of 60 months is the right sentence."

Prior to this case, Walter had been arrested for his alleged involvement in a violent incident at the Manhattan restaurant Phillipe last October, when a fight reportedly broke out during a dinner with 6ix9ine and his label head Elliot Grainge. The altercation between 6ix9ine's affiliates and Grainge's security resulted in Walter being shot. His charges were later dismissed. Walter's sentencing for the current case is set for July 10.

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