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Prosecutors indicating Tekashi 6ix9ine could enter witness protection

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After a jaw-dropping week of testimony against fellow rappers and his former crew, the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, prosecutors are now indicating that Tekashi 6ix9ine, real name Daniel Hernandez could be headed to the federal witness protection program.

From the New York Times:

Such a path would not be unprecedented. The government has successfully relocated and protected high-profile witnesses in the past; mobsters have started over as bakery owners, and reformed assassins have found new careers as doll salesmen, two former federal law enforcement officials said.

“Despite how connected we are, and the appetite for social media content in this country, there are places where, if this kid gets a haircut and wears normal clothes, no one would know or care who he is,” said Jay Kramer, a former F.B.I. official who worked on organized crime cases.

There is almost nothing in Mr. Hernandez’s background that suggests a capacity for discretion, and it is unlikely the United States Marshals Service, which runs the witness protection program, would pay for the removal of Mr. Hernandez’s signature face tattoos.

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