Young Thug and Gunna Arrested on Gang-Related Charges in Atlanta

Written by on May 9, 2022

Rapper Young Thug was arrested Monday night in Georgia on gang-related charges, according to online jail records.

The “Go Crazy” rapper, legal name Jeffery Lamar Williams, is accused of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation in criminal street gang activity. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the RICO act charge comes from an alleged offense committed in January 2013, while the gang activity charge is from an alleged May 2018 incident.

Young Thug’s arrest comes in the wake of a 56-count grand jury indictment filed in Georgia’s Fulton County that names 28 members or associates of YSL — including fellow rapper Gunna, legal name Sergio Giavanni Kitchens, who is also charged with one count of conspiring to violate RICO. The indictment refers to YSL — which also shares the same initials as Young Thug’s YSL Records imprint — as a “criminal street gang that started in late 2012” that “claims affiliation with the national Bloods gang.”

Atlanta’s WSB-TV reports Young Thug’s will make his first court appearance Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

This is a breaking news and will be updated as more develops.

Source: Rolling Stones

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