New York, NY – Tekashi 6ix9ine’s ex-manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan pleaded guilty to two federal weapon counts on Thursday (March 28). According to Vulture, Jordan admitted to “using and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence” and “discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence” during his plea proceeding.
Prosecutors said the two charges relate to an April 3, 2018 assault in Manhattan and a shooting in Brooklyn on April 21 of the same year.
“Today, Kifano Jordan admitted in open court to committing multiple acts of violence in furtherance of the Nine Trey enterprise,” Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said in a statement. “This conduct is simply intolerable.”
For the first count, there is a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal lockup. For the second count, the minimum is ten years behind bars.
Jordan’s attorney Jeffrey Lichtman told Vulture “it was a tough case.” He explained the “amount and type of evidence, much of which was on video tape, but also with the amount of gun charges which come with mandatory minimum sentences” made it difficult.
The first count carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in federal lockup, while the second carries a minimum of 10 years.
“Had he gone to trial, he would have probably received a mandatory 50-year sentence,” Lichtman said. “To be able to get out of it with the 15-year sentence — what the plea agreement calls for — we made the best of a bad situation.”
Jordan was arrested along with 6ix9ine last November due to his involvement with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. The polarizing rapper is currently locked up at a New York prison. Last month, he pleaded guilty to nine federal counts in his racketeering case.