Tekashi 6ix9ine Ordered To Enroll In Mental Health Program After Prison Release
More is coming out about Tekashi 6ix9ine’s sentencing.
The rapper was sentenced to 24 months in prison last week. Fortunately for him, the court recommended he serve the time at a facility that’s as close to New York as possible, so his family from NYC can visit him frequently.
He’ll also have five years of supervised release upon his release and was ordered to 300 hours of community service. He’ll also have to pay a $35,000 fine.
But now, another addition has been added to his release.
Tekashi 6ix9ine has also been ordered to sign up for an outpatient mental health program after his prison sentence, according to TMZ Friday (Dec. 20).
He could be out as soon as August 2020.
He’ll also have to continue working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office with any investigations that are going on where he could help.
Tekashi 6ix9ine’s legal woes began about a year ago when he was arrested for racketeering. While he was facing 47 years in jail, his jail time was cut significantly short after he testified against his alleged fellow Nine Trey Bloods gang members. He took the stand and pointed out a gang member who allegedly kidnapped him. He also explained the alleged ins and outs of the gang operations, including rap lyrics, hand signs and the crimes they committed.
While his legal team pleaded with the judge to sentence him to time served (about 13 months), he was given 24 months, but was credited for the time he’s been in jail, so he would only have to be in jail for 11 more months. Still, it looks like he could be out even sooner.
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