Young Thug & Gunna arrested on racketeering charges in a 56-Count RICO indictment

Young Thug and Gunna are among 28 members and associates of his label and imprint YSL (Young Slime Life/Young Stoner Life/Young Slatt Life) involved in a 56-count indictment. Young Thug was arrested in Atlanta on allegations of street gang activity and conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. According to sources and court records, the rapper was arrested as part of a grand jury trial.

Young Thug — real name Jeffery Lamar Williams — was apprehended after his residence was searched and is being detained at the Fulton County Jail. According to prison documents, Williams has been charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and involvement in illegal street gang activities. The conspiracy allegation arises from an alleged event on January 24, 2013, while the gang charge originates from a May 12, 2018 incident.

Brian Steel, Young Thug’s attorney, told news outlets that “Mr. Williams committed no crime whatsoever” and he would “fight till his last drop of blood to clear him.” Williams was scheduled to make his first court appearance Tuesday.

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