Following a major sting, Young Thug was apprehended and charged with racketeering and gang activity. Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, was arrested and booked into the Fulton County jail on Monday on charges of conspiracy to violate the racketeer influenced and corrupt organizations act (RICO) in January 2013, as well as alleged participation in criminal street gang activity in May of 2018.
He has not been released from prison as of yet.
Williams is suspected of obtaining a rental car that was used in the 2015 murder of a rival gang member, Donovan Thomas Jr., according to WSBTV reporter Michael Seiden. The accusation, according to Seiden, consists of 56 counts and names 28 members of Williams’ collective and record label, YSL (Young Stoner Life/Young Slime Life/Young Slatt Life), including Gunna, whose actual name is Sergio Kitchens.
Kitchens is said to have been charged with one count of RICO conspiracy. Yak Gotti, PeeWee Roscoe, and Unfoonk Williams, Williams’ brother, were also charged. Thomas was murdered in January 2015, and Yak Gotti and four others were charged with his murder.
A list of “acts in furtherance of the conspiracy” is also included in the indictment, which spans the years 2013 to 2022 and includes the 2015 incident in which PeeWee Roscoe allegedly shot at Lil Wayne’s bus.
YSL is described in the indictment as a “criminal street gang” that was created in 2012 and has ties to the Bloods.
Williams’ defense attorney, Brian Steel, told WSBTV that his client has “done no crime, whatsoever.”
Steel told an Atlanta television station, “I’ll give you the response to any allegation: Mr. Williams committed no crime, anything, and we will fight to the last drop of blood to exonerate him.”