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Feds Charge Man In Tekashi Robbery

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NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — Federal investigators have reportedly arrested a man alleged to have assaulted and robbed rapper Tekashi6ix9ine, officials said Tuesday.

According to the New York Post, a federal grand jury indicted Anthony Jamel Ellison for the alleged attack in which Tekashi claims he was kidnapped and robbed of $750,000 in jewelry and $20,000 in cash after leaving a music video shoot.

Ellison was arrested on Nov. 6th and is facing charges of conspiracy to obstruct commerce by robbery, obstructing commerce by robbery and carrying a firearm to commit a crime, but, notably, not kidnapping the New York Post reported.

Law enforcement sources told the New York Post that Ellison is alleged to be affiliated with the 9 Trey Bloods gang and was part of Tekashi’s “management team” before Tekashi broke into the mainstream.

In July, Tekashi claimed that after he left a video shoot, Ellison and a group of individuals in a dark sedan bumped Tekashi’s Chevy Tahoe near Bedford and Atlantic avenues in Crown Heights at around 4:30 a.m.

After the collision, Tekashi said two gunmen got out of the car and took his phone before forcing him into the sedan.

Tekashi says he later managed to escape and reported the alleged crime before taking himself to the hospital.

 

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