Report: Tekashi69 Released From Federal Prison Following Arrest For Racketeering And Firearms Charges

Tekashi69 has reportedly been released from federal prison after being arrested Sunday night on racketeering and firearms charges.

TMZ had originally claimed that the 22-year-old, real name Daniel Hernandez, was taken into federal custody over the weekend in Manhattan, New York, along with his recently fired manager, Shottie, and Faheem Walter.

The publication stated the investigation was a “joint effort” by ATF (the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives), the New York Police Department and Homeland Security.

The rapper was potentially facing a maximum sentence of life in prison if convicted. No further details on his release have been revealed.

The case comes after 6ix9ine was put on probation for the use of a 13-year-old girl in a sexual performance in 2013. The rapper created three sexually explicit videos of the teenager.

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Hernandez pleaded guilty to the sex crime and was sentenced to four years of probation and 1000 hours of community service. He also had to avoid any further arrests, leading TMZ to state the star is now “almost certainly” heading to jail.

In his 2015 plea deal, Tekashi was to prove “that the crime he committed was the result of a serious mistake he made in his youth, one that was not indicative of the law-abiding life he intended to lead as an adult.”

The musician had another run-in with the law earlier this month when shots were fired at a Beverly Hills house where he was due to film a music video with Nicki Minaj and Kanye West.

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