It carries a possible life sentence, and a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison.
Prosecutors say the violence aimed to defend the gang's drug business and/or retaliate against or intimidate other rival sets.
In a superseding indictment unsealed Monday in Manhattan federal court, 6ix9ine was charged in connection with what prosecutors described as "Nine Trey Gangasta Bloods", which they said carried out acts of murder, robbery and narcotics trafficking in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn since at least 2013.
After that, prosecutors pushed on October 27 to have Hernandez register as a sex offender and serve a one-to-three-year prison sentence, but his lawyers argued it down to four years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service. Federal charges against him include racketeering allegations stemming from Hernandez's involvement with an alleged criminal organization, as well as a previously unreported armed robbery.
Southeast Asian meet starts with call for unity
While negotiations to reach an agreement on RCEP have stalled, a negotiator for the pact is confident it will get across the line. China, Japan and India are among 16 Asia-Pacific countries negotiating the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Multiple agencies were involved in the investigation including Homeland Security and NYPD. However, an innocent bystander was shot on a Brooklyn street corner as a result of the agreement, the indictment said. Ultimately, Tekashi was denied bail pending the trial because of the possibility of conducting crime while at home. His scheduled bail hearing for Tuesday was pushed to Wednesday since the judge was unavailable.
His album Day69: Graduation Day was among the most downloaded records on iTunes following its release in February.
The rapper has been among the most ascendant and controversial names in hip-hop in recent months.
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'I fired everybody on my team, ' the Gummo artist said in the clip, imploring his fans that he was not going to be performing live in the near future, even in cases where he might be advertised.