New York, NY – An attorney for Tekashi 6ix9ine’s former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan has reportedly jumped ship. According to Complex, legal documents state Scott E. Leemon requested to be removed from the case after Shotti failed to pay him for services rendered.
“It has now been several weeks since that appearance,” Leemon said. “And I still have not received payment.”
Court documents confirm Leemon was officially relieved of his duty and will be replaced by James Roth who represented Shotti at his initial court appearance.
“Government counsel is directed to notify Mr. Roth forthwith of this appointment and to advise him of the next scheduled conference in this case (January 22, 2019),” a statement read. “Accordingly, Mr. Leemon is relieved as counsel.”
Shotti, 6ix9ine and several other members of their entourage are facing a slew of felonious charges stemming from their alleged involvement in the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang. Shotti and 6ix9ine were arrested last month on racketeering charges.
Since then, the controversial rapper has remained behind the walls of a New York prison. His trial is expected to begin on September 4, 2019. If convicted on all charges, he faces up to life in prison.