On Monday night (May 9), journalist Michael Seiden of local Atlanta news station WSBTV reported that Thugger, Gunna and 26 other members of YSL have been indicted on RICO charges, with Thug being taken into custody at his home this morning. According to Seiden, “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.”
Prosecutors are accusing YSL of being a “criminal street gang that started in late 2012 in the Cleveland Avenue area of ATL. YSL claims affiliation with the national Bloods gang,” reports Seiden.
In one eye-popping revelation, the indictment reportedly alleges two of Young Thug‘s associates requested permission from the rapper to try and make an attempt on YFN Lucci’s life while he serves time in jail on murder charges.
“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,” Seiden reports.
The two rappers had a long-standing beef that dates back to 2017. YFN Lucci’s Mercedes SUV was shot up in Atlanta back in 2019. He was unscathed in the shooting. In January, Lucci claimed he was stabbed while in jail awaiting trial on murder charges. Thug is also reportedly accused of renting a car that was used in a murder in 2015.
Video has also surfaced that shows someone who appears to be Young Thug being hauled away in handcuffs on a neighborhood street in Buckhead that’s buzzing with police activity. The person taking the video notes that 10 people were handcuffed and detained during the raid on Young’s home.
Young Thug’s lawyer Brian Steel is proclaiming the rapper’s innocence.
“Mr. Williams committed no crime whatsoever and we will fight to my last drop of blood to clear him,” Steel told WSBTV.
XXL has reached out to Young Thug and Gunna‘s reps as well as the Atlanta FBI for comment.
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