Tekashi 6ix9ine is a controversial rapper who gets involved in legal battles due to his own cause. The ongoing Tekashi robbery case appears to be coming to an end. The court orders Tekashi 6ix9ine to pay thousands of dollars to robbery victims.
AllHipHop reported that a judge determined the amount of money that Tekashi 6ix9ine must pay to two robbery victims who won a default judgment against the controversial rapper. U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer E. Willis recommended that Seketha Wonzer and Kevin Dozier each receive at least $30,000 in damages, according to court documents.
Wonzer and Dozier sued 6ix9ine for his role in a 2018 robbery carried out by members of the Nine Trey Gangster Bloods. The hon’ble judge issued a massive order regarding compensatory and punitive damages to both victims under the RICO Act.
“This Court respectfully recommends the following: Wonzer is awarded $15,000 in compensatory damages without leave to amend for her Medicare lien and $15,000 in punitive damages; and Dozier is awarded $30,000 in compensatory damages without leave to amend for his Medicaid lien, $30,000 in punitive damages, and $7,500 in treble damages under RICO.”
Wonzer and Dozier sought additional monetary damages, citing mental health issues and injuries. However, Judge Willis determined that there was insufficient evidence to award a larger sum. She also stated that 6ix9ine’s contribution to the robbery was not as significant as the plaintiffs claimed.
“[6ix9ine] pled guilty to committing the robbery, which both Plaintiffs allege caused them mental harm and Dozier alleges also caused economic harm. Robbing Plaintiffs certainly evinced an indifference or reckless disregard to Plaintiffs’ health and safety and resulted from more than a mere accident. However, the robbery was an isolated incident as to Plaintiffs in which Defendant was not physically involved.”
“There is also no evidence in the record to support Plaintiffs’ claim that ‘Defendant caused Plaintiffs to be violently robbed at gunpoint by dangerous gang members.’ The defendant was outside the building where the robbery took place in a car videotaping the incident. The record does not indicate Defendant uploaded the video of the robbery to social media, and there is no evidence Defendant took the items seized during the robbery for himself.”
The plaintiffs and 6ix9ine have 14 days to file objections to the judge’s recommendation. Once the order for damages is entered, Wonzer and Dozier have 30 days to file a motion for attorneys’ fees. For further updates stay tuned to Thirsty.
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