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Tekashi 6ix9ine’s legal team is reportedly concerned about their client’s future after learning the feds have a confidential informant from 6ix9ine’s crew. According to TMZ, attorney Lance Lazzaro explained it’s a “serious development” to their case.

“Anytime there is a confidential informant, there is cause for concern,” Lazzaro told TMZ. “I am confident that any recorded conversations with [Tekashi] will prove that he was never a part of the enterprise and support the conclusion that he’s innocent.”

6ix9ine was taken into custody on November 17. He and four of his ex-associates stand accused of 17 various charges stemming from their alleged involvement in the Nine Trey Bloods gang. Three of those charges carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.

After being held at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center for a few days, 6ix9ine was moved to another federal facility for “security reasons.” On Monday (November 26), 6ix9ine entered a plea of not guilty and a trial date was set for September 4, 2019.

Although 6ix9ine was initially denied bail, Lazzaro plans to appeal directly to the trial judge to secure his release.