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Tekashi 69 Update: 6ix9ine Could Be Released From Prison On Thursday

The latest Tekashi 69 update could see 6ix9ine released from prison as early as Thursday April 2nd due to his high risk during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Judge Paul Engelmayer is willing to release Hip Hop artist Tekashi 6ix9ine as long as he receives the green light from the Government.

XXL obtained court documents on Wednesday (April 1) which states the court is willing to set Tekashi 69 free due to the coronavirus pandemic. Given Tekashi’s health history, he could be granted an early release which would have him serve the remainder of his sentence at home.

Tekashi 69 Update: 6ix9ine Could Be Released From Prison On Thursday

In late 2019 Tekashi was diagnosed with bronchitis and sinusitis and was eventually hospitalize for treatment. Lazzaro also explains that Tekashi has been denied access to a doctor despite his recent complaints about experiencing shortness of breath.

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Tekashi’s attorney, Lance Lazzaro over a week ag wrote a letter to the judge explaining the health risk 6ix9ine could be facing. Outlining 6ix9ine’s asthma and previous health issues.

With that being said, the judge Engelmayer denied the early release because he did not have the proper authority to do so.

But, now with a letter written to the government, Tekashi 69 release could happen any day now. Judge Paul Engelmayer wrote in the letter, “The Court directs that the Government respond by no later than 5 p.m. today. The parties are advised that, provided that the Court has legal authority to grant the relief requested by defense counsel, the Court intends to do so.”

In response, US Attorney Geoffrey Berman wrote he is ok with the idea of 6ix9ine’s early release to home confinement.

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“In the event the Court finds ‘extraordinary and compelling reasons’ presented by the defendant’s medical condition, placing him at high risk during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government does not oppose the defendant’s motion for compassionate release,” Berman wrote in a letter responding back to Judge Engelmayer.

Now it is a matter of when Tekashi will be released.

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