Tekashi suffers from bronchial asthma, and so is taken into account at “high-risk” of growing problems and doubtlessly dying if contaminated with coronavirus.
According to Page Six, a Manhattan federal court docket decide has ordered Tekashi is to be released from federal custody and into residence confinement, the place he’ll serve out the remainder of his sentence.
The order by Judge Paul Engelmayer stated the rapper needs to be released “immediately” from the personal prison in Queens the place he’s being held within the custody of US Marshals.
This means Tekashi – who was as a result of be released early on July 31 – will serve his remaining 4 months in “home incarceration” at an handle accepted by his probation officer, and will probably be tracked by GPS to verify he doesn’t go away the property.
Engelmayer wrote in his order: “The defendant must remain at his residence except to seek any necessary medical treatment or to visit his attorney, in each instance with prior notice and approval by the Probation Department.”
The decide had initially denied a request for Tekashi to be positioned in residence confinement final week, after he claimed it was as much as the Federal Bureau of Prisons to deal with modifications to an inmates incarceration.
But after Tekashi’s lawyer Lance Lazzaro wrote one other letter to Engelmayer stating he has purview over his compassionate launch request, the decide agreed to grant the request, and ordered prosecutors to say in the event that they opposed the transfer.
US Attorney Geoffrey Berman wrote in response: “In the event the Court finds ‘extraordinary and compelling reasons’ presented by the defendant’s medical condition, placing him at high risk during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government does not oppose the defendant’s motion for compassionate release.”