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Tekashi 6ix9ine Gets Early Release Due to Coronavirus Concerns

April 2, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Tekashi 6ix9ine’s play to get out of jail out of fear he would contract COVID-19 has paid off. TMZ reports that the rapper is being granted a compassionate release effective immediately, which will get him out of jail and to home arrest for the rest of his two-year sentence.

The rapper was serving two years after cutting a deal with prosecutors and pleading guilty to charges of racketeering, conspiracy, firearms offenses, and narcotics trafficking. With 13 months credit for time served as of when his sentence began, he is expected to be free later this year. The judge ruled that they believe Tekashi isn’t considered a threat to society anymore and as he’d already served most of his sentence, the release was warranted.

Tekashi filed a request for early release due to his concerns over the jail’s likelihood of becoming a hotspot for the pandemic. The rapper will be on supervised release and must have a GPS monitor and must remain at an address approved by his probation officer for the first four months of home imprisonment. He can only leave if he needs medical treatment or to visit his lawyer, and must get pre-approval in those cases. He must have daily video conferences with his probation officer if the GPS monitoring malfunctions for any reason.

Proscutors said they didn’t object to the compassionate release request as long as the judfe ruled there were “extraordinary and compelling reasons” due to his medical conditions, which would place him at high risk. Tekashi suffers from asthma and was hospitalized late last year for bronchitis and sinusitis.

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