Tekashi 6ix9ine may no longer be on the stand but his trial is still well underway! The shocking developments just keep coming, and the latest is definitely worthy of a Netflix series.
In the most recent development, Tekashi’s driver, Jorge Rivera, takes the stand to testify to his role in 69’s case. What happens next takes everyone, including Tekashi, by surprise. Once on the stand, Jorge reveals he was acting as an informant after being detained by ICE due to his immigration status.
In detail, Jorge speaks on his run in with the law, and exchanging information on Tekashi and his entourage in exchange for his freedom. Information could include their whereabout, legal activity, and even the recording of Tekashi’s alleged kidnapping.
Jorge confirmed that the two cameras in his car shot the footage seen in the robbery committed by Tekashi’s former manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan and his former security guard Anthony “Harv” Ellison.
“One is always pointed ahead. Remember, I used to work for a car service,” Jorge said on the stand. “My customers, they were always recorded.”
According to Inner City Press’ Matthew Russell Lee, who is live-tweeting from the trial, Jorge says he was detained at the time that he made the deal and Tekashi was not at all aware.
His testimony continues, and he speaks on his deal with federal investigators, the robbery Tekashi was involved in, and the timelines in which he began to work for Tekashi. Jorge says after he was released from the custody of ICE agents, he approached Tekashi 6ix9ine for a job as his driver.
Jorge also confirmed he would receive a 5K1 letter that would give him leniency in exchange for his cooperation with the federal government. The letters vary on a case by case basis, particularly if a person has prior convictions. It is Jorge’s hope that he will not be deported in exchange for his testimony.
“They’ll give me a letter, saying all the good as well as the bad things, that I have done,” he said.
Stay with us as we continue to provide updates on Tekashi’s trial, Roomies!