Manhattan, NY – Tekashi 6ix9ine was arraigned in Manhattan Federal Court on Monday (November 19) after being arrested on racketeering and weapons costs over the weekend. Feds have decided the controversial rapper is a member of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.

6ix9ine appeared in courtroom alongside his former supervisor Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, Jensel “Ish” Butler, Fuguan “Fu Banga” Lovick and Faheem “Crippy” Walter who had been additionally taken into custody. The arrests adopted a joint investigation by the NYPD, Homeland Security Investigations and ATF.

According to a United States Department of Justice press launch, all 5 males are accused of being concerned in “a legal group” who participated in drug offers, armed robberies and shootings.

The feds consider 6ix9ine was concerned in an April three armed theft with Jordan and two different members of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. The press launch states they robbed their gang rivals at gunpoint.

The indictment additionally names Lovick because the triggerman behind the Barclays Center taking pictures in April. 

In complete, 6ix9ine and his crew are dealing with 17 counts relationship again to 2013. Two of the costs — utilizing or carrying a firearm throughout and in relation to, or possessing a firearm in furtherance of, a criminal offense of violence, which was discharged — carry a most sentence of life in jail if 6ix9ine is convicted.

“As alleged within the indictment, this gang, which included platinum-selling rap artist Tekashi 6ix9ine, wreaked havoc on New York City, participating in brazen acts of violence,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman stated within the press launch. “Showing reckless indifference to others’ security, members of the gang had been allegedly concerned in robberies and shootings, together with a taking pictures contained in the crowded Barclay’s Center, and a taking pictures wherein an harmless bystander was hit. Thanks to the extraordinary work of HSI, ATF, and the NYPD, the defendants will now face justice in federal courtroom.”

Federal courtroom reporter Kaja Whitehouse tweeted that one in every of 6ix9ine’s alleged co-conspirators recommended the feds aren’t planning to grant them bail.