According to Page Six, Tekashi 6ix9ine may very well end up cooperating with the Feds. The latest copy of the “Nine Trey” court indictment doesn’t have Daniel Hernandez listed as a defendant, leading some to speculate that Tekashi may have turned informant with his back against the wall. He was incidentally a primary target in the initial roundup. Both the U.S. Attorney’s Office nor Tekashi’s lawyer Dawn Florio have made little effort to clear things up, for better or for worse.
As reported yesterday, three of Tekashi 6ix9ine’s associates were formally indicted, including the person suspected of carrying out the Chief Keef shooting on a $10k bounty. Kintea McKenzie, who’s been in custody since being charged with the subsequent kidnapping of his former boss, is listed as “Kooda B” in the official documentation that was filed yesterday.
Page Six asked a former prosecutor that worked out of the Manhattan-based U.S. Attorney’s Office named Paul Krieger for his take on the strange omission. “It could be that he may have pled guilty to a cooperation agreement,” he conceded before offering his expert based on the information at his disposal. “It’s not unusual to do a cooperation agreement under seal to protect ongoing investigations, to protect witnesses or cooperating defendants.” But even without a background in the functions of the law, it’s not hard to put two and two together.