Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is scheduled to get out of federal prison in August after behaving like a “model prisoner” behind bars, a report said Monday.
The 23-year-old rapper-turned-government-witness — who is serving out his time in an unspecified private jail for safety reasons — has a release date of Aug. 2, according to the Bureau of Prisons Inmate Locator.
He was sentenced in December to 24 months behind bars for his role in a racketeering conspiracy with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. After his arrest, Tekashi cooperated with prosecutors and testified against several members of the Bloods set.
The rapper, whose real name Daniel Hernandez, got credit for the 13 months he spent behind bars while awaiting sentencing.
One of his attorneys, Dawn Florio, told Complex: “The reason why he’s getting released early is because he’s the perfect model prisoner.”
The Brooklyn-born rhymester had faced decades in prison following his guilty plea on racketeering and other charges, but a deal he cut with federal authorities allowed a judge to impose whatever sentence he sought fit.
His lawyers had asked for time served. They pleaded in January for their client to be allowed to serve out his sentence at home over security concerns.
Manhattan federal court judge Paul Engelmayer shot that request down, saying the sentence he’d imposed on Tekashi was meant to “reflect the seriousness of his crimes.”
Once he’s out, Tekashi will have to serve 300 hours of community service and pay a $35,000 fine.
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