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Young Thug, Atlanta rapper, arrested for violating RICO act and criminal gang activities

Young Thug, an Atlanta rapper whose legal name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was arrested on RICO charges and booked into Fulton County Jail on Monday. Rapper Gunna is also among 28 defendants charged in 56 count indictment, all members of YSL.

Local Atlanta outlet WSBTV reporter Michael Seiden broke the story on Twitter and has been releasing information as soon as it’s available. Seiden has tweeted the most important information from the 88-page indictment that charges Young Thug with Conspiracy to Violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) & Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity.

As of 10:00 p.m. ET, Gunna has not been booked into jail, but is accused of appearing in a video released on social media titled “Fox 5,” wearing a “YSL” pendant and a “Slatt” pendant, with lyrics stating “We got ten-hundred round choppers,” per the report. Young Thug will make his first court appearance Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Young Thug’s permission to murder YFN Lucci

Among the indictment is an accusation that two YSL associates — Christian Eppinger and Antonio Sumlin, worked to get Young Thug’s permission to make a second attempt to murder YFN Lucci in Fulton County Jail.

According to the indictment, Young Thug rented a 2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan in January 2015. The vehicle was allegedly used in the commission of the murder of Donovan Thomas Jr., a rival gang member.

Prosecutors are claiming that Young Slime Life (YSL) is a criminal street gang started in late 2012 by Young Thug in the Cleveland Avenue area of Atlanta. They also claim that YSL is affiliated with the national Bloods gang.

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