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Young Thug Facing 8 Charges In RICO Case

Young Thug Facing 8 Charges In RICO Case

Young Thug is facing 8 charges in the RICO case against him. Official court records also reveal that defendants are down to 14 members from the original 28.

Young Thug Facing 8 Out Of 65 Charges In RICO Trial That Began On January 4th

Young Thug is facing several charges in his RICO trial.

Out of 65 charges, he is facing 8 of them.

The charges against Young Thug – real name Jeffrey Williams – are –

  • conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act
  • 2 counts of participation in criminal street gang activity
  • possession of marijuana with intent to distribute
  • possession of codeine with intent to distribute
  • possession of cocaine
  • possession of a firearm
  • and possession of a machine gun

The 65 charges are against the alleged YSL (Young Slime Life) gang and were confirmed during jury selection.

The trial began on January 4th.

The 65-count indictment was handed down in May last year and includes 28 defendants.

However, the original defendant count is now down to 14 people.

Several co-defendants took plea deals, including Gunna.

He was released last month, after pleading to one count of racketeering.

Young Thug is facing an uphill battle after the plea deals, as one of his former co-founders of the crew made a revelation in court.

Antonio “Mounk Tounk” Sledge stated that one or more YSL members were behind the murder of Donovan Thomas in 2015.

Additionally, he said that he and other YSL associates were paid by YT to “lay low” after the killing.

The case is expected to go at least nine months and could be as long as a year.

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