Anthony “Harv” Ellison, a member of the notorious Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, who was found guilty of the highly publicized abduction of rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, is now seeking a sentence reduction.
Ellison contends that the criminal endeavors of Daniel Hernandez, also known as Tekashi 6ix9ine, were the primary catalyst behind the kidnapping, and thus, justifies a modification of his own sentence.
According to Ellison, Hernandez’s alleged involvement in illicit activities served as the chief instigator of preexisting tensions within the Nine Trey Bloods.
The rapid rise and triumphs of Hernandez’s music career triggered internal divisions within the gang, straining relationships between the rapper and key members, including his former manager, Kifano “Shotti” Jordan. These strained dynamics fostered an environment of heightened animosity during the time of the abduction.
Despite Ellison’s previous failed attempts to challenge his conviction, such as an unsuccessful appeal to the Second Circuit in September 2022 and a motion for compassionate release in July 2021 based on the risk of contracting COVID-19, he now seeks a sentence reduction by emphasizing Hernandez’s role as the driving force behind the kidnapping.
Currently, Ellison’s plea for a reduced sentence is awaiting review. A favorable outcome could potentially result in a significant reduction in his prison term, exerting a profound influence on the duration of his extensive incarceration.