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After SDNY Jury Finds 6ix9ine Was Kidnapped But NOT Robbed At Gunpoint Questions Arise

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Audio Thread
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SDNY COURTHOUSE, Oct 3 – In the case of US against Aljermiah Mack and Anthony Ellison, the jury on October 3 returned a mixed verdict, see below. Daniel Hernandez / Tekashi 6ix9ine who testified for three days against them said he was robbed of his jewelry. But while the jury found Ellison guilty of kidnapping 69, in Count 2, it found Ellison not guilty of gunpoint robbery, Count 3.  Text tweeted by Inner City Press here.

  In the video the government put into evidence and Inner City Press put online here, driver Jorge Rivera said it had been "two guys with guns." Video at 7:40.

 So did the jury disbelieve Rivera, cooperating to get out of an immigration charge and hoping for a 5K1 letter like 6ix9ine? Or more fundamentally did they disbelieve the robbery, after 6ix9ine on Instagram invited the robbery of his jewelry to promote his then-upcoming music release? Inner City Press will have more on this.

6ixNine is set to be sentenced on January 24, 2020, hoping to get "time served" for his cooperation. Inner City Press tweeted the schedule here and will continue to report on this in detail.

  Along with guilty findings on racketeer, Count 1, and Counts 2, 5, 6 and 7, it issued "Not Guilty" rulings on Ellison Counts 3 and 4 and with regard to Nuke Mack and guns, Count 7. After more than an hour, got and published it:

Count 1 Racketeering - Guilty
Count 2 Kidnapping - GUILTY
Counts 3 & 4 Ellison gun - Not guilty
Count 5 (maiming) - Guilty
Count 6 narcotics - Guilty
Court 7 Mack firearm - Not Guilty

  What the verdict may mean for 6ix9ine's bid for both a 5K1 cooperator's letter and "time served" instead of the 47 year mandatory minimum he would otherwise face is not yet known.

On October 2 the jury while deliberating on a verdict asked for information including the testimony of Ellison's then girlfriend Ms. Ramirez and a laptop full of phone records. They will resume deliberating on Thursday October 3 but if they do not reach a verdict that day will return only on Monday. Meanwhile there were thirty in the courtroom and thirty in the hall.

Ellison's defense lawyer Deveraux Cannick told the jury to closely review #6ix9ine's testimony, says he was prepared for hours and hours by the government and still there are holes in his story.

 Cannick emphasizes that #6ix9ine said he only made one call, a Facetime to his daughter. Turns to Cruz claiming he's worthy of your belief. "Ladies and gentlemen, I don't buy it."  Cannick is saying sometimes the government should tear up the 5K1 letter, but doesn't. Here's Inner City Press on a cooperator who after the deal smuggled drugs into private prison and sold them. Judge Gardephe was outraged, gave 4 years

 Government objects to Cannick saying a Kristian Cruz call was in the last six weeks. Judge Engelmayer doesn't rule, tells jury that their recollection will control. Cannick going back and forth between references to #6ix9ine and Cruz

 Cannick: Cruz has no familiarity with Harv. He said, "Harv is not a thief" only in order to prime the pump and get Mel Murda to talk. But where did Mel Murda get his info from? Shotti. But #6ix9ine said "Shotti is a liar. Shotti is a fraud."

Cannick asked why the government didn't take at face value their witness #6ix9ine's view that Shotti was a liar.   Says of course Mel Murda told Cruz whatever he wanted- he needed Cruz' drugs and money. More here.

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