Over the weekend, a transcript of Tekashi 6ixine's plea hearing hit the Internet. The language of the plea suggested that 6ix9ine will only have to stay locked up until his sentencing hearing in January 2020 and would likely enter the witness protection program after that.
However, The Blast is reporting that a very important word was omitted from the document and it's one that makes a lot of difference in how much time the troll rapper will end up serving.
"A transcript of Tekashi’s plea hearing was released this week, and according to the document, his obligations under the agreement says if Tekashi abides by the deal, the U.S. Attorney’s Office “agrees not to prosecute the defendant for the crimes set forth in Counts One through Nine of the Superseding Information as well as additional crimes that the defendant has told the government about.”
Anyone reading that passage might believe Tekashi will not be prosecuted at all, and his charges dropped, allowing him to be released once the other defendants are tried and convicted.
But according to our sources, that passage is missing a very important word — further — as in, the document should have stated that the U.S. Attorney’s Office “agrees not to prosecute the defendant further [emphasis added] for the crimes set forth in Counts One through Nine of the Superseding Information as well as additional crimes that the defendant has told the government about.”
The Blast believes 6ix9ine will get a lot less time than the 47-year minimum he was facing if he didn't cut a deal. But they still expect he will be locked up after January of next year. How much longer depends on how well he cooperates.