Young Thug denied bond for third time in YSL rico trial

Young Thug will have to remain in jail until his YSL gang indictment trial begins after a judge denied his request for bond for a third time. 

The rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Williams, has been behind bars since May 2022.

He was arrested and charged with participating in a criminal street gang, and conspiracy to violate Georgia’s RICO Act.

The 88-page indictment, filed in Fulton County, includes a list of 181 crimes going back as far as 2013 and characterizes YSL as a street gang and a record label.

The indictment also includes the rapper’s lyrics which will be used against him as an admission of his alleged criminal activities. 

Jury selection in the case began in January and it has been a judicial circus of shenanigans, tomfoolery, and chaos

As of July, not one juror has been seated. 

Once the trial begins, it is expected to last six to nine months.

Young Thug Attorney Makes Renewed Case For Bond

Attorneys for Young Thug argued the rapper has maintained employment with the release of his new album, Business Is Business.

They also argued the 31-year-old rapper is languishing in jail.

Prosecutors Argue Against Bond

Although Young Thug met some of the conditions for release on bond, the judge expressed his concern about the rapper’s influence as the reason for the denial of bond. 

Defendant Yak Gotti, whose real name is Deamonte Kendrick, was also denied bond.

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