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Lawyer for 6ix9ine Also Represented Shotti But Conflict Of Interest Smoothed Over in SDNY Until Now

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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Sept 20– When Daniel Hernandez, better known as rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, finished three days of cooperating testimony for the government against his former partners in the Nine Trey Bloods gang, conviction seemed likely for defendants Aljermiah "Nuke" Mack and Anthony "Harv" Elisson.

   But what about 6ix9ine himself? Many have been asking Inner City Press and so this interim analysis.

   6ix9ine began cooperating the day after his arrest. He was arrested in November 2018 and immediately paid to retain defense lawyer Lance Lazzaro. But it turned out Lazzaro had already represented co-defendant Kifano Jordan - a/k/a Shotti. (Inner City Press covered his sentencing to 15 years, here.)

 Many CJA lawyers have told Inner City Press Lazzaro should have voluntarily withdrawn from this case, as conflicted. One asked, How can he represent a cooperator against a former client?

  But SDNY Judge Paul Engelmayer, after a Curcio hearing that Inner City Press covered, allow a strangely and to some too ill-defined joint representation by Lazzaro and Dawn Florio.

  It is strange that, given the global focus on this case and defendant, this has not been covered more. Even while covering in its way in the next day days the UN General Assembly, Inner City Press will have more on this, and other aspects of the case. For now more on Patreon here. Watch this site.

  Harv was caught on video apparently car-jacking Hernandez and his driver Jorge Rivera. Video here.   

  Inner City Press' live tweeting was covered all over the world. Many people told Inner City Press of an imposter account, which changed one letter of @innercitypress and then faked that it has linked Cardi B to Nine Trey (it hadn't).

 Inner City Press immediately filled out Twitter's form to complain. All they did was say they no longer verify anyone. Whatever.

For the record, Inner City Press heard 6ix9ine off-handedly say Cardi B was with the Bloods. But not about Nine Trey. And who would create an imposter account to counterfeit that, and Jack Dorsey after 10 hours do nothing?

 Similarly, the corrupt United Nations which amid Inner City Press' questions about SG Antonio Guterres' corruption in covering up in his links with SDNY-convicted UN briber CEFC China Energy and Cameroon roughed it up and banned it, lied on September 19, video here.

 So what is "fake news"? The United Nations, and in this case Twitter. We have written to both to correct it - to allow Inner City Press into the UN General Assembly week like hundreds of propagandist state media, and to Twitter to actually stop outright impersonation and fake news. Watch this site.

But then Harv's lawyer Deveraux Cannick began the question the timing and specifics of the carjacking and kidnapping. It coincided with the release of one of 6ixNine's songs; Cannick asked again and again if the rapper had specified the dozens of punches he now claimed while in proffer sessions with the prosecution.   

Hernandez wants the all important 5K1 cooperation letter. Without it he faces a minimum of 47 years and maximum of life. But what will not only insulting the Bloods but also linking other rappers like Trippie Redd to the gang, things may be difficult in or out of jail.   On the third day of the trial it emerged that audio had been recorded of the begining of Hernandez' direct examination, apparently from inside the courtroom.

Judge Engelmayer prohibited any further entry of phones or other electronics.   The government's initial estimate of a two to three week trial now seemed too long. Prosecutor Michael Longyear told Judge Engelmayer the government might complete its case by Wednesday, September 25.

Inner City Press will continue to cover this and other SDNY and 2nd Circuit cases - watch this site, and there is more on Patreon, here.


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