It would be like Tekashi 6ix9ine to get out of prison on April Fools Day.
6ix9ine's legal team has been pushing for an early release, claiming Tekashi is suffering from shortness of breath and other possible symptoms of Coronavirus.
6ix9ine has asthma and was hospitalized last year with bronchitis and sinusitis.
Federal Prosecutors opposed early release for 6ix9ine, who had been slated to come home in early August, and it appeared Judge Paul Engelmayer agreed with the Feds.
However, as the COVID-19 situation worsens, Engelmayer is having a change of heart.
According to The Inner City Press, the Feds have until 5 PM today to convince the judge he doesn't have the authority to let 6ix9ine go home early.
If they aren't able to, Engelmayer will release 6ix9ine and Tekashi could be terrorizing IG Live by nightfall.
Looks like 69 will get out: "The Court directs that the Government respond by 5 pm. The parties are advised that, provided the Court has authority to grant the relief requested by defense counsel, the Court intends to do so (Signed by Judge Engelmayer on 4/1/2020) https://t.co/w6H2iih69r— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) April 1, 2020
On #6ix9ine, for those (understandably) asking if Inner City Press' 1st report on @SDNYLIVE order signaling 69's release unless US convinces him he can't is an April Fool's joke, here's Judge Engelmayer's order. It's dated April 1, but I doubt he'd joke on PACER pic.twitter.com/3CCVRYgg6o— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) April 1, 2020
No, that is false. As Inner City Press reported, and posted photos of Judge Engelmayer's order, the Judge says he is inclined now to grant #6ix9ine compassionate release, until the US convinces him in a filing today that he has no legal authority to release 69 https://t.co/REBxTv3ltp— Inner City Press (@innercitypress) April 1, 2020