Tekashi69’s ex right hand man and manager, Kifano “Shotti” Jordan, has been sentenced by a judge in New York to 15 years in a federal penitentiary. Shotti pled guilty to charges brought by federal prosecutors for his part in a racketeering case, the same case where Tekashi69 infamously turned State’s evidence and snitched on his gang. Shotti did an interview giving his thoughts on Tekashi69’s testimony against him, before his sentencing came down, where he said… “I’m hurt. I didn’t think he, for not one second, woulda cooperated.”
The case against Shotti largely centered around his participation in an April 2018 robbery where he and Tekashi69 used firearms to rob Tekashi’s street rivals in New York City. He ended up pleading guilty to one count of using and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime, and one count of discharging a fiream in furtherance of a crime. Just like that, 15 years to the door, from a spring and summer in 2018 that saw Shotti’s gang terrorize New York City with brazen robberies, murder plots, and lots of gun-play in the streets.
Shotti seems to make no excuses for his actions and says it was all to protect his asset, Tekashi69. He also says he loved Tekashi, and maintains that no one forced Tekashi into the gang life – that’s how Tekashi69 came at them. However, now that federal prosecutors have successfully prosecuted and sentenced Shotti Jordan, they can only see Tekashi69’s help as instrumental to a major win in a highly public case. Tekashi69 is earning himself a ticket home.
Tekashi69 still has to make good on his promise to prosecutors to testify against other members of his gang/management team in another fast approaching trial, and it seems his plans are moving right along. Prosecutors are likely holding off on a sentencing date for the 9 counts Tekashi’s already been convicted of until his ‘snitching world tour’ is over. We’ll let you know when it goes down. Until the next time it drips….