Tekashi 6ix9ine's Kidnapper Too Dangerous For Prison Release

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A judge has ruled that Anthony "Harv" Ellison, the man who once kidnapped rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, is too dangerous to be freed from prison -- despite his attorneys arguing that she should be released amid COVID-19 concerns.

His legal team argued that Harv is released on $200,000 bail into home confinement due to his asthma.

"The court, based on the trial record and Ellison's criminal history, regards him as 'far too great a danger to the community to justify his release,'" the judge wrote. "In the court's assessment, of the 20 or more defendants or former defendants who have applied to this court for release on account of the pandemic, Ellison's release would pose the single greatest danger to public safety."

Tekashi cooperated with the government against Ellison and other Nine Trey members. Earlier this month, the judge ordered Tekashi's release to home confinement earlier this month due to the risk the virus posed to the rapper. He too, suffers from asthma.