ATLANTA — Young Thug, who’s accused of conspiracy to violate Georgia’s RICO Act and participation in a criminal street gang, is going through six new felony costs together with 4 others linked to the case.
A brand new indictment was filed in Fulton County Superior Court last week towards the artist, whose actual identify is Jeffery Williams. He now faces extra costs of participation in prison road gang exercise, violation of the Georgia managed substances act, possession of a firearm throughout the fee of a felony, possession of a machine gun and drug costs, The Atlanta Journal-Structure reported.
The brand new costs stem from what investigators discovered throughout Williams’ arrest on the unique Could 9 indictment at his dwelling in Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood, authorities stated.
The preliminary indictment contained 56 counts towards 28 folks for alleged involvement in crimes dedicated on behalf of the Younger Slime Life road gang. The up to date indictment now accommodates 65 counts, six of which apply to Williams.
On the time of Williams’ arrest, there was a query of whether or not the brand new costs could be folded into the RICO case. Courtroom data now point out that’s what has been finished.
Williams’ lawyer, Brian Metal, stated his shopper is harmless and appears ahead to preventing the fees in court docket.
“Mr. Williams has dedicated completely no crimes,” Metal informed The Atlanta Journal-Structure on Wednesday. “We can’t await a trial date.”
Williams, together with rapper Gunna, whose actual identify is Sergio Kitchens, stay in jail after bond was denied for both earlier this year. Metal stated a brand new bond listening to for Williams has been scheduled for subsequent week. A tentative trial date has been set for Jan. 9, 2023.
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Martinez Arnold, often known as Lil Duke, and Deamonte Kendrick, often known as Yak Gotti, face extra costs together with participation in prison road gang exercise, violation of the Georgia managed substances act, possession of a firearm throughout the fee of a felony and possession of a machine gun. Kendrick additionally has been indicted on a cost of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Shannon Stillwell and Quamarvious Nichols have been charged with one extra depend of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon associated to the demise of Shymel Drinks on March 18.
Arnold’s lawyer, Ashleigh Service provider, informed WSB-TV that she is confident her client won’t be convicted. She stated he’ll plead not responsible to the brand new costs as he already has to the unique costs.
The indictments middle on Younger Slime Life, an alleged gang prosecutors say was based by Williams and two others in Atlanta with ties to the nationwide Bloods gang.
Younger Thug co-wrote the hit “That is America” with Childish Gambino, making historical past when it grew to become the primary hip-hop observe to win the track of the yr Grammy in 2019.