Tekashi69’s former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan has pleaded guilty to several crimes related to his gang affiliation and connection to the rapper.
On Thursday, Jordan pleaded guilty to two firearms charges related to an armed robbery in Manhattan and a non-lethal shooting in Brooklyn, Page Six reports. This comes after Tekashi pleaded guilty to nine federal charges in February, including hiring a hit man to murder rival Chief Keef this past June. He also admitted to selling a kilo of heroin.
As for Jordan, he confessed to the possession of a firearm “in furtherance of a crime of violence,” in addition to discharging a firearm with the same intent. Jordan’s charges are from two separate incidents which were both in April 2018. The charges may result in Jordan serving a max sentence of life in prison, with minimums of five years and 10 years, respectively. “This conduct is simply intolerable,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said of Jordan’s guilty plea in Manhattan federal court Thursday. “We continue our daily work with our law enforcement partners to keep our communities safe and to vigorously investigate and prosecute those who bring violence to our streets.” Jordan also has another case from 2018 regarding alleged involvement in an incident at Phillipe’s.
Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, is reportedly working with police and was relocated from a Brooklyn jail to a secret location back in November after gang members threatened his life. According to Page Six, both Tekashi and Jordan were indicted for participating in an armed robbery on April 3, 2108, in Greenwich Village and Jordan pleaded guilty to discharging a firearm during the shooting at the Barclays Center.
Tekashi will be sentenced next year.