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NEW YORK — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine testified against a leader of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods and now the 34-year-old Brooklyn man has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.

Aljermiah Mack, who goes by Nuke, was found guilty ofracketeering conspiracy and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram and more of mixtures and substances containing heroin, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman said. Tekashi 6ix9ine testified in Macks’ September 2019 trial.

“Aljermiah Mack was a leader of the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods, a violent gang that wreaked havoc across New York City,” Berman said. “Now, thanks to the outstanding work of our partners at the NYPD, HSI, and ATF, he will spend the next 17 years in federal prison.”

Tekashi 6ix9ine, who pleaded guilty to racketeering, was sentenced to two years in prison.