Kooda B is the eighth defendant in the case to plead guilty.
The majority of 6ix9ine’s co-defendants have already copped guilty pleas. The latest co-defendant to do so is Kintea “Kooda B” McKenzie who pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering — a charge that carries a maximum sentence of 20 years. McKenzie allegedly took a $10K payment from 6ix9ine to carry out a shooting in June 2018 that targetted Chief Keef. 6ix9ine later ratted on McKenzie as the shooter.
“Today, Kintea McKenzie admitted his responsibility for a brazen shooting in bustling Times Square,” U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman said. “In coordination with Tekashi 6ix9ine and other Nine Trey gang members, McKenzie arranged to have another individual shoot at a rival gang member. We continue our daily work with our law enforcement partners to keep our communities safe and to vigorously investigate acts of violence committed by gang members.”
The next court date is on Aug. 21 and a month later, five of the eleven defendants will be sentenced. 6ix9ine’s sentencing will reportedly take place in Jan. 2020.