Young Thug arrested on charges of street gang criminal activities

US Rapper, Young Thug, was one of 28 people indicted in Georgia on Monday, on accusations of conspiracy to violate the state’s RICO legislation and street gang charges, according to jail records.

Jeffrey Lamar Williams, aged 30, an Atlanta rapper, was detained at his residence in Buckhead, a district just north of downtown Atlanta. The Fulton County Jail is where he is being kept.

According to the jail record, the conspiracy charge was filed in 2013 and the gang charge was filed in 2018.

According to the indictment, Young Thug is one of three founders of the Young Slime Life, a “criminal street gang that began in late 2012” in Atlanta. Officials claim that YSL is linked to the national Bloods gang.

“Preserving, safeguarding, and enhancing the enterprise’s reputation, power, and territory by acts of racketeering activity, including murder, assault and threats of violence”, according to the charges.

Prosecutors stated in the indictment that YSL is affiliated with the Bloods gang and cited multiple gang-related activities, including criminal acts, that span years, according to AJC.

According to the indictment, one such event involved Young Thug renting a car and ordering the assassination of a rival gang member.

“Mr Williams committed no crime whatsoever”, Young Thug’s lawyer, Brian Steel, told local media, adding that he will “fight until his last drop of blood to clear him.”

Atlanta rapper, Gunna, whose real name is Sergio Kitchens, and wannabe rapper, Christian Eppinger, who was already in jail, were also indicted on Monday, for allegedly shooting an Atlanta police officer six times in February.

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