Young Thug and Gunna were named in a 56-count indictment with at least 28 other YSL members that include RICO charges, murder, gang activity and more. Now Gunna has turned himself in to face charges. He has been booked into the Fulton County jail on RICO charges. He's slated to have his first appearance in court Wednesday morning.
On Monday night, May 9, Young Thug was arrested and booked at the Fulton County Jail. He's being held on charges of conspiracy to violate the racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations act (RICO) and participation in criminal street gang activity.
According to the 88-page indictment, Young Thug, born Jeffery Lamar Williams, reportedly stands accused of:
renting a 2014 Infiniti Q50 Sedan from Hertz, which was used to carry out the murder of Donovan Thomas, Jr., who is a rival gang member, back on January 10, 2015. The rapper also is reportedly accused of giving YSL associates Christian Eppinger and Antonio Sumlin the green light to pull off a second attempt at murdering rapper YFN Lucci while he's in Fulton County Jail.
Meanwhile, Gunna, born Sergio Giavanni Kitchens, is reportedly facing one count of conspiracy to violate RICO. Gunna stands accused of:
appearing in a music video for Lil Keed's 2020 song “Fox 5" while wearing a “YSL” pendant and a “Slatt” pendant. As far as the other members, prosecutors allege that “YSL is a criminal street gang that started in late 2012 in the Cleveland Avenue area of ATL. YSL claims affiliation with the national Bloods gang.” The rest of indictment includes murder and armed robbery charges in addition to the RICO charges.
During a press conference held on Tuesday, May 10, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis responded to a question regarding the sentencing of the individuals named in the 56-count indictment. Although it's too early to tell, Willis said that violence in her community "deserves maximum penalties" and that many of those indicted are "looking at life" in prison.
This story is still developing.