6ix9ine’s Lawyer Claims He’ll Be Out of Prison by July 2020: Report
6ix9ine's lawyer asserts that the rapper will be out of prison by summer 2020.
Speaking with Hollywood Life after Tekashi was sentenced for federal charges on Wednesday (Dec. 18), the Brooklyn rapper's lawyer Lance Lazzaro said that he and his client were disappointed that the "Fefe" rapper will be held in prison longer than expected. However, he's confident that 6ix9ine will be home within the next seven months.
“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 said. “Daniel will have to serve another 7 months and 12 days because the time he’s already served will count towards his sentence. 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.”
6ix9ine is technically looking at a November 2020 release, but because of the 85 Percent Rule he could be home in July just like his lawyer says. On Wednesday, 6ix9ine was sentenced to two years in prison and five years of supervised release. He also has to complete 3,000 hours of community service and pay a $35,000 fine.
Tekashi, who reportedly recently signed a $10 million dollar deal with 10K Projects, has been behind bars since he was arrested last year. 6ix9ine must spend a minimum of 85 percent of his sentence behind bars with good behavior before becoming eligible for release under the Sentencing Reform Act of 1984.
Although the rapper's testimony helped tremendously in the federal case against the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, 6ix9ine will have to spend the final seven months of his sentence behind bars.
“There’s no appeal and nothing else we can do, he will have to serve the rest of the sentence,” Lazzaro explained.
XXL has reached out to 6ix9ine's camp for comment.
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