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Two Weeks Before 6ix9ine Sentencing US Calls Him A Complete Cooperator Under 5K1

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Scope Thread
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SDNY COURTHOUSE,  Dec 4 – 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 is set to be sentenced on December 18 at 10 am. As with the trial, Inner City Press will live tweet it. Today December 4 it first reports on the US Attorney's sentencing submission, posted it online here, and for download here, which along with redacted sections concludes:

"As detailed herein, the defendant provided extensive assistance in this case [REDACTION] including seven substantive proffer sessions with the Government prior to his guilty plea, and approximately 26 meetings between his arrest and trial. The defendant’s information helped the Government investigate, charge, and earn convictions for additional crimes and defendants. In particular, Hernandez was a key witness at the trial of Ellison and Mack. His truthful testimony helped secure convictions against Ellison and Mack, two of the highest-ranking members of Nine Trey, and in the Government’s view, two of the most culpable defendants charged in this case. 

 The defendant’s cooperation has come at great risk to his and his family’s safety, in ways far more significant than in other cases. Nine Trey is one of the most violent sets of the United Bloods Nation, claiming members throughout the country. Prior to his cooperation becoming public, the defendant relocated his family. The defendant was moved to a different prison facility Case 1:18-cr-00834-PAE Document 381 Filed 12/04/19 Page 10 of 11 Page 11 and has been placed in a particular unit without any other gang members. His movements have been limited so as to avoid potential contact with other gang members. In addition, extra precautions were taken to transport him to and from court during his testimony.

The defendant’s cooperation and his testimony were widely covered by many media outlets. Other gang members and those in the rap industry have criticized him for cooperating and have openly questioned whether the defendant’s safety could ever be guaranteed. There is no question that the defendant’s life will never be the same because of his cooperation in this case. He and his family will have to take extra safety precautions when being in public so as to avoid potential reprisals from others.

 In light of the facts set forth above, and assuming that the defendant continues to comply with the terms of his cooperation agreement, the Government intends to request at sentencing that the Court sentence the defendant in light of 18 U.S.C. § 3553(e) and the factors set forth in Section 5K1.1 of the Guidelines.

Respectfully submitted, GEOFFREY S. BERMAN United States Attorney  By: s/ Michael D. Longyear Jonathan E. Rebold Jacob Warren."

 with the government's submission including under Section 5K1 due on December 11 or before.  Inner City Press tweeted the order here, and the underlying submission rules here.

  On October 17 co-defendant Jamel Jones was set to be sentenced, initially at 2:30 pm, then 9:45 am. Inner City Press inquired into having a live feed into the SDNY Press Room, as was the case for the sentencing of Roland Martin. But it was not done.

  At 9:45 am Jamel Jones' family members were in Judge Engelmayer's courtroom, but not Jamel Jones himself. Later he was brought in by Marshals and the proceeding began. It turned out he and his lawyer had not been given an opportunity to in writing address what the US Attorney's letter said was shown at trial, that Jim Jones spoke of "violating" 6ix9ine and Jamel Jones said "super violate."

   Inner City Press tweeted, as it did during the trial and the Roland Martin sentencing, here. Then Judge Engelmayer said, Mr Smallman tells me someone is tweeting. Who is it?

  Inner City Press immediately said, Me, adding that it had asked for a live feed into the Press Room.

  Judge Engelmayer said that if request for live feed are made they are granted. But it wasn't in this case. Inner City Press immediately shut down its phone, power off. An Assistant US Attorney came in and started using her phone, as has always been the case. She was told to turn it off.

   Now will less detailed information we report that Judge Engelmayer told Jamel Jones that he, unlike Roland Martin, had not renounced Nine Trey. That it was too late in life to use lack of a father figure as an excuse. (In fairness, Judge Englemayer later called out the father in the gallery.) Ultimately Judge Engelmayer imposed a full 135 month sentence on Jamel Jones, more than 11 years.

  While some might not like it compared, many white collar criminals in the SDNY are given light or time served sentences. This is one of the many reasons that detailed, real time reporting of these sentencing should be encouraged, not stopped and penalized. As Inner City Press left the courtroom, it was asked for its name and business card and was told that an "incident report" will be made. We'll have more on this.

  On October 10 co-defendant Roland Martin a/k/a Ro Murda was sentenced by Judge Paul Engelmayer. The sentencing guideline specified in his plea agreement was 77 to 96 months; the government recommended 60 months.

  After back and forth which Inner City Press live tweeted, below, Judge Engelmayer said he would have sentenced Ro Murda to 90 months, but because he was stabbed in the MDC after renouncing the gang, he gave him 66 months.

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