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Young Thug hit with 8 out of 65 charges in YSL RICO case; Trial to begin on January 9
Young Thug charged with 8 of 65 counts in RICO case

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Young Thug hit with 8 out of 65 charges in YSL RICO case; Trial to begin on January 9

Young Thug charged with 8 of 65 counts in RICO case

Young Thug has been incarcerated since May 2022, after being indicted in a massive 56-count RICO case, with 27 other members of his YSL crew. That included Gunna, who reached a plea deal a few weeks ago, and was able to get out of jail. There, Gunna admitted that YSL is a gang, and not just a record label.

Howevr, Thug was denied bond three times, and wasn’t given an opportunity to enter a plea deal. However, on Wednesday, it was revealed in court that he’s being charged with only eight of the 65 charges, in this RICO case, according to Law & Crime Network’s Cathy Russon. This came as jury selection began on Wednesday, and trial is beginning on January 9.

Among Thug’s charges are conspiracy to violate the R.I.C.O. act, two counts of participation in criminal street gang activity and possession of both marijuana and codeine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and possession of a machine gun.

As a result, the judge stated YSL’s gang affiliations such as with the Bloods, and they display gang signs in songs, as well as music videos, clothes, tattoos, their hands, and more.

“Jeffrey Williams [Thug] and Atlanta-based hip-hop artists made YSL a well-known name by referring to it in his songs and on social media. YSL uses a variety of identifiers including colors, clothing, tattoos, hand signs, as well as verbal and written identifiers.”

Young Thug charged with 8 of 65 counts in RICO case

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