Tekashi 6ix9ine's co-defendants aren't going down without a fight.
Another day, another new development in Tekashi 6ix9ine's federal case. Earlier this week, we reported one of the co-defendants was sentenced to 62-months in jail for his involvement in an armed robbery last year. Many of the defendants chose to cop deals in the case instead of moving forward with the trial except for two of them. Anthony "Harv" Ellison is accused of carrying out the kidnapping of 6ix9ine that occurred in 2018. Ellison is allegedly responsible for kidnapping, assaulting, and robbing the rapper for a bunch of jewelry. But his lawyer doesn't actually buy it.
"No robbery or kidnapping or assault happened," Deveraux Cannick told reporters outside of the courtroom, according to Complex. "It didn't happen. He had an event that made it look like a robbery or kidnapping." New court documents revealed that the incident was caught on surveillance footage which Cannick believes will ultimately work out in their favor during the trial. "They're saying the car [where the kidnapping allegedly occurred] was wired by the government," he added. "We believe that's going to be very helpful to the defense."
Cannick claims that the whole incident was essentially staged in order to promote 6ix9ine's album which isn't unrealistic. After documents revealed that 6ix9ine put money on Ellison's head, Cannick also said that it was just for show. "He has the resources, and apparently he had access to individuals who would carry it out," he said. "You have to wonder whether or not it was real."