Tekashi 6ix9ine gets some glimmer of hope, as the man facing a possible 47 to 50-years in jail wins a case while inside the prison, with his lawyer representing him on the outside.
According to court documents obtained from the Court, the Judge has determined that Tekashi 6ix9ine’s former lawyer, Lance Lazarro, can come back on as lead attorney for the rapper, as soon as the Tekashi 6ix9ine signs off on it.
Lazarro was taken off the case by the judge after concerns over conflict of interest because he previously represented two men who are co-defendants in the criminal case.
The judge ruled that after reviewing all the evidence, Tekashi 6ix9ine’s lawyer has shown there is no risk to the other co-defendants if he continues working for Tekashi 6ix9ine.
A hearing was scheduled for March 28 where the rapper will have to tell the judge he agrees.
The issue with conflict was over 6ix9ine ‘s former cohorts Kifano Jordan and Faheem Walter who had retained Lazarro in the past. There was concern Lazarro gained “intimate knowledge” of their affairs and was also privy to “privileged communications” that could be used in 6ix9ine’s defense.
Lazarro recently filed an affidavit explaining to the court his belief there was no overlapping and nothing improper was going on.
He also noted that since the rapper already has pleaded guilty, he will not be put in a position where he has to cross-examine Kifano Jordan or Faheem Walter.