Labels will be restrained to allow their artists to work with him, Ms. Oh added, "But they all think that when he gets out of prison, he will be big."
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Mr. Hernandez pleaded guilty in January to racketeering conspiracy and eight other charges. He faces a minimum of 47 years in prison. If his cooperation is successful, prosecutors agreed earlier this year to lobby for a lighter sentence.
Prosecutors indicated that a witness protection program could enter.
Such a path would not be unprecedented. In the past, the government has successfully moved and protected senior witnesses; Mafiots began as owners of bakeries, and reformed killers found a new career as doll vendors, two former federal law enforcement officials said.
"Although related to the appetite for social media content in this country, there are places where if this kid gets a haircut and wears normal clothes no one will know or care who he is – said Jay Kramer, a former FBI official who worked on organized crime cases.
Almost nothing in Mr. Hernandez's background suggests a discretionary ability, and it is unlikely that the U.S. Marshals Office, which runs the witness protection program, will pay for the removal of Mr. Hernandez's tattoos.  The rapist, whose rainbow-colored hair has faded to its natural black, has become a thoughtful, conscientious storyteller in court. He often paused to translate the slang to the jury and showed disarming flashes of naivety – he asked lawyers to explain big words and asked for clarification on the issues.