A man convicted in the kidnapping of Tekashi 6ix 9ine was sentenced to 24 years in prison.
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U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer, announced the sentence for Anthony Ellison, and cited his leadership role in gang activity nationwide as a cause for the sentence in addition to the kidnapping of 6ix9nine and slashing another man’s face.
Prosecutors said that Ellison was a leader of the of a violent faction of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.
Ellison told the judge (quote via Billboard):
“I’m not an angel but I’m not a monster. I do have faults. I am human.”
After being arrested himself, 6ix9ine pleaded guilty and become a cooperator.
During Ellison’s trial last year, the rapper testified about his involvement with the gang. He described the kidnapping, as Ellison and another man forced him into a stolen car at gunpoint.
The men ultimately drive 6ix9ine home, stole a bag of jewelry, and released the ‘Trollz’ rapper a few blocks away from his house.