6ix9ine's Driver Reportedly Testifies He's an Informant

6ix9ine's last day on the stand was last week. Monday, his driver answered questions before the court.


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As the court proceedings involving 6ix9ine move forward this week, a key person answered questions to the court Monday: 6ix9ine's driver, Jorge Rivera.

Per in-court updates from Inner City Press, Rivera testified that he spoke with law enforcement officials "about cooperating" as a confidential informant following an ICE arrest. Upon his release, he was again enlisted as a driver for 6ix9ine.

AUSA: Mr. Rivera, when you were released, did you start driving for Mr. Hernandez again?
A: Yes.
Q: As a confidential informant?
Judge Engelmayer to the jury: why don't you stretch you legs while we're taking a brief break.

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) September 23, 2019

Rivera also noted that the vehicle in which he was driving 6ix9ine at the time of the alleged robbery—depicted in footage released last week—was equipped with two cameras.

AUSA: Mr. Rivera, did you have two cameras installed in the car?
A: Yes. One is always pointed ahead. Remember, I used to work for a car service. My customers, they were always recorded.

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) September 23, 2019

Per Complex's Shiva Bayat, Rivera also told the court he had been an informant since July 2018 and suspected that others found this out around September/October of last year. The driver's cooperation could severely shorten his sentence, reported as being a max of life and a minimum of 17 years.

6ix9ine recalled the details of the alleged kidnapping at the hands of Anthony "Harv" Ellison and "Sha" during testimony last week. Prior to that, an attorney for Ellison characterized the kidnapping as "a hoax" and compared it to the Jussie Smollett controversy.

According to 6ix9ine, however, his former manager Kifano "Shotti" Jordan and others planned retaliation for the incident.

Now they are again playing the video of the car jacking:
"Get the f*ck out of the car."
And #6ix9ine telling Harv, I always treated you right.https://t.co/9EXqlr6suH

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) September 23, 2019

Harv and Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack, both alleged Nine Trey members, are on trial. During his last day on the stand, 6ix9ine told the court he initially "didn't want to snitch" and was asked at one point to define the act of "trolling."

Amid 6ix9ine's day two comments were his assessment of a splintering within the alleged Nine Trey crew, a development he said forced him to pick a side.

"The gang divided into four pieces," he said at the time. "We're all attacking each other at the same time. They put me in a position where I had to pick a side, and I chose Shotti's side."

Meanwhile, prosecutors have been reported as indicating that 6ix9ine could later enter the witness protection program. In a New York Times article on this possibility, it was noted that the United States Marshals Service (the group that operates the witness protection program) would likely not cover the costs of 6ix9ine having his signature tattoos removed.

After 6ix9ine's three days of testimony, it was reported that Shotti filed an appeal for his sentencing.

LEGAL BEAT: On Last of #6ix9ine's 3 Days Testifying As Cooperator, Kifani Jordan #Shotti Files Appeal After He Was Sentenced To 15 Years @SDNYLIVE https://t.co/owvvHv89pv pic.twitter.com/LXlfkF1JFg

— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) September 21, 2019

In other news, Page Six published a photograph showing 6ix9ine and Kifano "Shotti” Jordan with the mascot for the New York Mets. The Mr. Met photo was reportedly taken by Rivera on April 13, 2018, shortly before they departed the stadium at the behest of Jordan. “Shotti said we have to leave,” Rivera reportedly recalled to jurors after saying that Jordan received information that someone attempted to rob a Nine Trey member. Rivera claims he then drove the men to get an assault rifle.

Tekashi 6ix9ine's photo op with Mr. Met cut short by gang warfare: testimony https://t.co/8c2RTbq4wZ pic.twitter.com/rYot2lmC0a

For more in-court rundowns of last week's testimony, click here.

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