Judge Cops to Screwup
Child Sex Sentence Was Wrong, But …
12/6/2018 4:03 PM PST
The judge who closed out Tekashi69‘s child sex case now admits there was a major screwup with his original sentence, but she also suggests it’s a moot point now that he’s locked up.
A spokesperson for Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Felicia Mennin — who sentenced Tekashi in October for his 2015 child sex case — tells TMZ the error was in the plea deal prosecutors struck with 6ix9ine’s attorneys.
According to the spokesperson, “The original sentence was the result of a negotiated plea. All parties involved, the prosecution, defense and the [trial] judge (not Mennin) signed off on it.” Now, here comes the big BUT … “As an error was made, the case was placed back on the calendar and the sentence corrected.”
Translation: Judge Mennin dropped Tekashi’s probation Tuesday, and gave him credit for time served to correct an oversight — namely, that the terms of the plea deal were unlawful.
Remember, Judge Mennin handed down a light sentence of 4 years probation as opposed to jail time. Sentencing guidelines for a class C sex assault felony — for which 6ix9ine was convicted — call for a minimum of 10 years probation, and a max of 5-15 years in prison.
What’s unclear is how Tekashi’s time served — less than 3 weeks in jail — equals that minimum of 10 years probation. We asked Menin’s spokesperson what the judge’s sentence would have been had she initially noticed the plea deal screwup.
We were told, “Who knows?”