Federal prosecutors argued in court docket papers filed Friday that Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s kidnapper is a violent high-ranking member of the Nine Trey gang and will be a menace to the neighborhood if sprung from jail due to the Corona Virus pandemic.
“His management position in an extremely violent gang, his participation in a gunpoint kidnapping and theft, and his horrific slashing of an unarmed and unsuspecting sufferer — all illustrate the persevering with hazard Ellison would pose to the neighborhood if his utility have been granted,” wrote prosecutor Michael Longyear of defendant Anthony “Harv” Ellison.
A jury convicted Ellison in October 2019 of the gun-point kidnapping and theft of Tekashi and the ear-to-chin face slashing of a rival just a few months later.
The prosecutor’s letter opposing his launch comes two days after Ellison’s attorneys urged the court docket to free him from the Metropolitan Correctional Center on $200,000 bail into residence confinement in Brooklyn.
Lawyer Deveraux Cannick argued that Ellison, 32, suffers from bronchial asthma and his well being would be in “nice peril” if he contracted the virus.
But Longyear questioned the severity of Ellison’s alleged sickness, noting that the defendant didn’t point out he had bronchial asthma when probation requested about his well being after his conviction in October 2019.
Ellison, who is awaiting sentencing and faces a tenet of 30 years to life in jail, has each purpose to flee, Longyear wrote within the letter to Judge Paul Engelmayer. He was even disciplined at MCC for assaulting one other inmate in January, the submitting says.
Meanwhile, Tekashi — whose actual identify is Daniel Hernandez — was released to residence confinement earlier this month to serve out the rest of his two-year sentence. The rapper-turned-snitch had confronted a long time in jail earlier than pleading responsible to racketeering and different prices and agreeing to cooperate with the federal government.