With 6ix9ine expected to be back in front of a judge on Thursday (March 28), Vulture reported and Billboard later confirmed that his ex-manager Kifano “Shotti” Jordan has pleaded guilty to a pair of federal weapons-related charges in court. The counts stem from two 2018 incidents that include an alleged April 3 assault in Manhattan and a shooting that took place in Brooklyn on April 21.
Jordan’s plea, according to the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s Office, finds him admitting to “using and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence” and “discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence.” Both charges hold a minimum sentence of five and 10 years, but could possibly land Jordan behind bars for life.
“Today, Kifano Jordan admitted in open court to committing multiple acts of violence in furtherance of the Nine Trey enterprise. This conduct is simply intolerable,” said Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman.
“Due to the amount of evidence in this case and the 40-plus years of a mandatory minimum sentence Kifano was facing, we decided to take this deal today in order to cut his losses,” Jordan’s lawyer, Jeffrey Lichtman, relayed in a statement to Billboard. “It’s very disappointing, but Kifano has accepted responsibility for his actions and looks forward to getting on with his life and back to his family.