Young Thug and Gunna Denied Bond in Racketeering Case
Young Thug and Gunna will remain in jail after a judge denied their bond on racketeering charges.
The YSL rappers are among 28 alleged gang members named in the Fulton County district attorney’s 56-count indictment, which includes charges ranging from drug and gun possession to murder.
Gunna was denied bond Wednesday after he was arrested on a single count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, according to 11Alive.
Earlier in the week, Thug was arrested on charges of Conspiracy to Violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity. The rapper, who is accused of being the leader of YSL, is also facing seven additional felony charges on drugs and weapons possession after police raided his home.
Both rappers are accused of possession and intent to sell a variety of narcotics, receiving stolen property, and for general street gang activity. Additionally, they were charged with being part of a larger criminal enterprise comprised of YSL associates who were allegedly involved in a series of crimes, including the attempted murder of YFN Lucci.
During Thug’s court appearance, the judge denied his bond, citing him as a flight risk, as well as a risk of interfering with the RICO case and a risk to committing more felonies if released. According to XXL, Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel, asked the judge to reconsider, offering to surrender the rapper’s passport and confine him to his home with an ankle monitor.
The judge argued that there was a risk of Thug committing additional felonies. “He has a lot of support outside the state of Georgia, it might be hard to get him back to the state,” he said.
Both Thug and Gunna will remain in custody at the Fulton County Jail until further notice.