U.S. District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer has allowed Lance Lazzaro to represent the rapper in his ongoing criminal case, according to Complex.

Lazzaro was removed from the defense back in January, following a revelation that he has previously worked for both of 6ix9ine's co-defendant which could lead to a conflict of interest.

Lazarro had represented Kifano "Shotti" Jordan on four separate cases between 2004 and 2015; one of the cases resulted in a misdemeanor charge, as well as Faheem "Crippy" Walter in an assault case stemming from an October shooting that occurred during 6ix9ine's celebratory dinner in NYC. All charges against both men were dropped.

On Friday, Judge Engelmayer issued an order permitting Lazzaro to rejoin the case determining that there was "no risk" of conflict of interest to those involved.

6ix9ine recently accepted a deal to provide evidence against his co-defendants in exchange for witness protection and little to no prison time. The move has been criticized by several high profile rappers including 50 Cent, Fat Joe and Meek Mill.