Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, better known as Tekashi 6ix9ine’s former manager, pleaded guilty this Thursday to two federal weapon counts, Vulture reports. Now both he and 6ix9ine — real name Daniel Hernandez — face federal charges.
It is claimed that the pair were part of a New York City Bloods offshoot called Nine Trey Gangster Bloods, a gang that is supposedly connected to robberies, shootings, drugs, and other crimes.
Per the report, Jordan has admitted to “using and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence” and “discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.” The crimes relate to incidents that took place last year, and could see Jordan facing a minimum of 15 years behind bars.
Jeffrey Lichtman, one of Jordan’s lawyers, told Vulture that the deal wasn’t so bad, all things considered. “Had he gone to trial, he would have probably received a mandatory 50-year sentence,” Lichtman said. “To be able to get out of it with the 15-year sentence — what the plea agreement calls for — we made the best of a bad situation.”
Hernandez was also back in court on Thursday and is facing a potential 47-year sentence.