Tekashi 69’s Lawyer Removed From Federal Racketeering Case
Tekashi 69’s attorney was removed from the rapper’s racketeering case earlier today.
During a pre-trial conference for the federal racketeering and firearms case against the rapper and his crew, the judge ruled that the rapper’s lawyer, Lance Lazarro will be removed from the case citing an investigation into a conflict of interest.
XXL reports that the judge’s ruling came after it was discovered that Lazzaro had represented Tekashi’s co-defendants, Faheem “Crippy” Walter, and Kifano “Shotti” Jordan.’
The judge added that Lazzaro wouldn’t be able to continue to represent Tekashi’s unless he provides detailed documents that detail his previous cases with Kifano and Walter. If the letters are not sent by the 28th, or if it’s found that there’s a conflict of interest, Lazzaro will be permanently removed fromTekashi’s case.
It has also been revealed that Tekashi didn’t apply for bail, despite his lawyer’s claims. The next pre-trial hearing for his case is scheduled for Feb. 27th with the trial date set to start for September 4th.