According to a lengthy Twitter thread from reporter Michael Seiden, rappers Young Thug, Gunna and more are in a group of 28 defendants who are charged in a 56-count indictment in Fulton County, Georgia.
Below, we’ll share the contents of that thread:
“The indictment includes charges of conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, murder, armed robbery , participation in criminal street gang activity. @wsbtv@MarkWinneWSB
“According to 56 count indictment, @youngthug is facing charges of participation in street gang activity and conspiring to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act; @1GunnaGunna is facing one count of conspiring to violate (RICO).
“Prosecutors: “YSL is a criminal street gang that started in late 2012 in the Cleveland Avenue area of ATL. YSL claims affiliation with the national Bloods gang.”
““YSL’s founders were Jeffery Williams AKA “Young Thug,” AKA “Slime,” Walter Murphy AKA “DK,” and Trontavious Stephens AKA “Tick,” AKA “Slug.”
“.@youngthug is accused of renting 2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan from @Hertz , which was used in the commission of the murder of Donovan Thomas, Jr., a rival gang member, on 1-10-15, according to indictment.@wsbtv
“Prosecutors allege that two associates of YSL, CHRISTIAN EPPINGER and ANTONIO SUMLIN, worked to get permission of @youngthug to make a 2nd attempt to murder @YFNLUCCI while he’s jailed in Fulton County. @wsbtv@MarkWinneWSB
“PROSECUTORS: SERGIO “Gunna” KITCHENS,associate of YSL, accused of appearing in a video released on social media titled “Fox 5,” wearing a “YSL” pendant and a “Slatt” pendant, with lyrics stating “We got ten-hundred round choppers.”@wsbtv“
According to the indictment reported by Yahoo News, Young Thug is allegedly a co-founder of Young Slime Life (YSL), which has an affiliation with the Bloods gang.
Young Thug’s lawyer, Brian Steel, shared a statement with the outlet.
“Mr. Williams has committed no violation of law, whatsoever. We will fight this case ethically, legally, and zealously. Mr. Williams will be cleared,” he said.
This is a developing story.
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