The big news yesterday was the 24-month sentence Judge Paul Engelmayer dropped on Tekashi 6ix9ine for racketeering and weapons charges.
The expectation had been that 6ix9ine would be released with time served, and the government seemed fully on board with rewarding Tekashi's diligent snitchery with which would have amounted to a 13-month sentence and Christmas at home
But Engelmayer had other ideas, citing the callousness of all of 6ix9ine's crimes. As you can see in this court drawing, 6ix9ine was devastated by the news he wouldn't be getting his release.
Here’s a sketch of Tekashi 6ix9ine listening to the judge read his sentencing. pic.twitter.com/soROIRQhwv— DatPiff (@DatPiff) December 19, 2019
His lawyer Lance Lazzaro broke down when exactly 6ix9ine is coming home.
"We are a little disappointed, we were expecting time served because that is what the parole board recommended, but it was in the judge's hands," Lazzaro told HollywoodLife. "Daniel will have to serve another 7 months and 12 days because the time he’s already served will count towards his sentence."
"He's feeling a little down right now but he’s strong, he'll survive," he continued. "The best thing to come out of today was closure, he knows he'll be home in July and then he can focus on rebuilding his career and relationships."
Lazzaro also said 6ix9ine was surprised to see his biological father -- who he hadn't seen since he was nine -- in court.