The alleged kidnapping on July 22, 2018 in Brooklyn is a key episode in the case against Anthony “Harv” Ellison. Prosecutors say the alleged 9 Trey Bloods gangster kidnapped and robbed Tekashi69 at Bedford and Atlantic Aves. in Brooklyn amid turmoil within the crew. Tekashi, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, claimed he was pistol-whipped and robbed of jewelry.
But Cannick said the episode was all a ruse. The vehicle was wired by the feds, Cannick noted. He questioned why authorities hadn’t intervened if Tekashi was indeed scared for his life. Instead, Ellison and Tekashi were trying to create publicity for the Bushwick rapper, Cannick said.
In videos posted days after the kidnapping, Tekashi shows no signs of being injured.
Tekashi is cooperating with the feds in the hopes of securing a lenient sentence. He pleaded guilty to crimes carrying a minimum of 47 years in prison. He’ll be the star witness in the trial of Ellison and another alleged 9 Trey gangster, Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack, starting Sept. 16.