US district judge Paul A. Engelmayer made his decision a day after telling lawyers on both sides that he intended to do so.
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Engelmayer quoted “a raging and virulent pandemic that has entered federal prisons in New York”. Prosecutors did not object to the action.
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“Given the increased medical risk presented to Mr. Hernandez by the COVID-19 pandemic, there are extraordinary and compelling reasons to reduce Mr. Hernandez’s sentence,” he said.
According to court documents, 6ix9ine, who was due to be released on July 31, will remain under house arrest for the next four months on probation and will be subject to electronic surveillance.
Until then, the FEFE the rapper can only visit his lawyer or a doctor. His lawyer said he was diagnosed with bronchitis and sinusitis in October.
Engelmayer said last week that he would have sentenced the 23-year-old performer to home imprisonment rather than prison when he announced the sentence in December if he had known the new coronavirus by then.
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6ix9ine’s lawyer Dawn Florio told Complex that the rapper was allowed to release new music while interned.
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“Yes, he can get out of the music,” she said.
“What he is going to do is he already has this lead to [record label] 10K projects, ”explained Florio. “So he has to release a Spanish album and an English album. So that’s what he’s going to work on. “
Florio also revealed to the store that 6ix9ine was allowed to go to social media under certain conditions.
“So far, I have seen no restrictions on him being unable to access social media,” she said. “Obviously, it must be in good taste. No more trolling. ”
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the Gummo On December 18, 2019, the rapper was sentenced to two years in prison and five years probation on charges of federal racketeering in the federal court in Manhattan.
6ix9ine could have been sentenced to decades in prison for his entanglement with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods and for crimes that included orchestrating a shootout in which an innocent bystander was injured.
The 23-year-old rapper pleaded guilty in February 2019 to charges accusing him of joining the gang.
In January 2019, 6ix9ine began cooperating with federal prosecutors after pleading guilty to nine crimes and reporting joining a violent New York gang and helping others try to kill a rival gang member.
After his arrest, the Stoopid the rapper lost the reputation as an outlaw he organized online and testified against his gangmates earlier this year, which has led some to call him a “snitch.” The testimony helped convict two senior members of Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
“Your cooperation has been impressive. It changed the game. It was complete and it was brave, “said Engelmayer, announcing the rapper’s sentence, which is far below federal crime guidelines, in a Manhattan courtroom.
Prosecutors have described Nine Trey as one of the most violent outgrowths of United Bloods Nation, which has members across the country. 6ix9ine moved his family before his cooperation was made public, and then he was transferred to another prison and a unit without gang members, the government said.
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