EntertainmentYoung Thug: Grammy-winning rapper indicted on more gang-related charges in Georgia court

Young Thug: Grammy-winning rapper indicted on more gang-related charges in Georgia court

The rapper was initially indicted in Might on conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and participation in legal road gang exercise.

A re-indictment filed on August 5 in Fulton County Superior Court docket accuses the rapper of 9 new costs, together with further costs of taking part in legal road gang exercise and violating the Georgia Managed Substances Act.

He was additionally indicted on different costs of possession of a firearm through the fee of a felony and a brand new cost of possession of a machine gun.

Brian Metal, Younger Thug’s legal professional, informed CNN in a written assertion that his shopper “has dedicated no crime in any respect.”

“I stay up for the graduation of the jury trial,” Metal added.

Young Thug's song lyrics are being used as evidence in his gang indictment

The indictments accuse Younger Thug, whose actual identify is Jeffery Williams, of being one of many founders of Younger Slime Life, a legal road gang began in late 2012 in Atlanta with ties to a different “nationwide” gang.

Based on that preliminary indictment, Williams and others “conspired to affiliate collectively and with others for the frequent functions of illegally acquiring cash and property via a sample of racketeering exercise and conducting and taking part within the enterprise via a sample of racketeering exercise.”

The brand new 95-page re-indictment names different associates of Younger Slime Life and makes use of Instagram images posted by the defendants as proof and cites violations that allegedly occurred way back to 2013.

Different alleged members of the YSL enterprise are accused of violent offenses in each indictments, together with homicide, aggravated assault with a lethal weapon and armed theft.

Younger Thug won a Grammy in 2019 for his work with artists Infantile Gambino and Ludwig Göransson on the hit tune “That is America,” which gained a complete of 4 Grammy awards that yr.

CNN’s Jarrod Wardwell contributed to this report.

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