Jeffery Lamar Williams, professionally known as Young Thug who has impacted the music industry with his peculiarity has been connected to a series of legal issues, including a recent RICO charge.
He was arrested on May 9 in Atlanta on gang-related accusations associated with his record label, YSL (Young Slime Life) Records.
The rapper’s father, Jeffery Williams Sr., believes he was wrongfully accused of the offense, and he voiced his thoughts to WSB-TV regarding his son’s apprehension.
Young Thug’s Father Says He Will Fight For His Son Till The End
Mark Winnie, a representative of the news channel, spoke to Young Thug’s father after the rap star was arrested at a Buckhead Home on an 88-page indictment that included robbery, assault, and murder charges.
Jeffery Sr. said regarding his son’s involvement in the case, “I think my son has been unfairly linked to a lot of things. But you know it’s up to us to prove it.”
As the musician’s father, he declared that he would fight for his son to the end as he believed in the 30-year-old’s innocence.
When asked what YSL was, Jeffery Sr. stated that it was a business and record label, not a criminal street gang.
He further used the medium to urge parents who had lost their kids to street violence to join him in organizing a protest rally.
In his words, “I want any parent that has lost a child to the street violence, any parent that wants to join in marching on street violence, because these are our kids. These are our kids out here. That’s been misled.”
According to the outlet, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office reportedly worked for more than a year in partnership with other agencies to put the RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) indictment together.
The DA also noted that Young Thug was the Young Slime Life gang leader; the gang was created in Atlanta in 2012.
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The head of the Atlanta police department, Police Chief Rodney Bryant, is no fan of the “Hookah” rapper as he called him “one of the top offenders” in the district.
Fulton County District attorney Fani Willis further detailed the YSL gang operations, noting that they were responsible for about 80% of violent offenses in Atlanta.
Willis elaborated, “YSL is an acronym for ‘Young Slime Life,’ and it’s a hybrid gang that operates here in Atlanta, and it’s an affiliate of the Bloods gang.”
She continued, “This indictment is significant because it targets 28 people who decided to become involved in a criminal street gang and really do havoc in our community.”
Although Young Thug has reportedly been charged with involvement in gang-related activity, the DA’s office revealed that he is not accused of about three murders included in the charge.
However, he was charged with conspiracy to disregard the RICO policy and allegedly leased a car used in one of the murders.
His lawyer Brian Steele denied all accusations against the celebrity, saying, “The response to any allegations is Mr. Williams committed no crime whatsoever, and we will fight to my last drop of blood to clear him.”
On the other hand, Willis wanted justice for the past and potential victims of the street gang violence as she was upset about the influence of the gang member’s conduct on children.
The “Slime & B” Creator Gets Indicted For Gang-Related Activities Among Multiple Charges
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The Blast recently detailed Young Thug’s charges after he was arrested and lodged in the Fulton County Jail.
The listed accusations were dated as far back as 2013, when he attempted to violate the stipulated RICO Act in the same year.
He was also charged for reportedly being involved in street gang activities in 2018, while in 2015, the car he rented was used in the murder of a rival gang member Donovan Thomas Jr.
The “Go Crazy” rapper’s indictment adds up to 56-counts and charges 28 other persons associated with his record label, including his brother UNfook and buddy Gunna.
Based on another WSB-TV narrative, Gunna surrendered to Fulton County authorities two days after being named in the indictment for conspiracy to violate the RICO act.
He was reported to have also been involved in theft by “receiving stolen property, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and participation in criminal street gang activity.”
The music star, whose real name is Sergio Kitchens, was expected to appear in court on May 11, but there have been no further reports about the case.