With young thugsThe trial is only a few days away, Shade room Get the scoop on what you need to know in advance and what you can expect.
First, lock yourself in as this is supposed to be a lengthy trial, with prosecutors and judges estimating between three months and a year. Second, expect to see some famous faces on the witness stand, as the huge witness list includes the likes of some famous rappers.
And roommates, Shade room Have you covered everything you need to know ahead of next week’s Thug trial.
The Who, What, When, Where, and Why: The Basics of Young Thug’s Upcoming RICO Trial
The trial, scheduled to begin Monday (January 9), will be held in Atlanta, Georgia’s Fulton County, where the rapper has remained in custody since his arrest in May 2022.
Thugger, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, is being accused of co-founding and leading Young Slime Life (YSL), a dangerous street gang with ties to the Bloods.
The 31-year-old initially faced 65 counts in total, but on Wednesday the judge announced he would plead guilty to just eight counts, Shade room reported early Thursday.
The eight counts include conspiracy to violate the RICO act, two counts of engaging in street crime gang activity and possession of both marijuana and codeine with intent to distribute.
The 31-year-old also faces charges of cocaine possession, possession of a firearm when committing a felony and possession of a machine gun.
The witness list has 372 names, including Lil Wayne & Birdman
The trial was presided over by Judge Ural Glanville, and there are currently 372 names on the prosecutor’s list of witnesses.
The witness list includes several famous rappers, including Lil Wayne and Birdman, according to Hot NewHipHop. It’s unclear if they will stand up at Thugger’s trial next week.
However, fellow rapper YFN Lucci will not be called as a witness, Shade room previous report.
How we got here: A brief timeline of events leading up to the arrest of the young thug in May 2022
On May 9, 2022, shortly after Thug’s arrest, Fulton County prosecutors announced a 56-count indictment against Young Thug, Gunna and 26 others.
The group – known as Young Slime Life – is a “street crime gang” whose charges include conspiring to violate the Racketeer Corrupt and Affected Organizations Act (RICO), murder, armed robbery and participate in street crime gang activity.
From there, everything started at breakneck speed. Eventually, police raided Thug’s Buckland’s mansion and are said to have recovered weapons and drugs. That villa is currently for sale on the market for $3.1 million/unit. Shade room.
The palatial home includes a movie theater, 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and even a secret room.
Many plea agreements: Recent developments and developments
Last month, Gunna and Thug’s brother and YSL co-conspirator, UnFoonk, both denied fraud after accepting their lovers’ plea agreements, which suggest they were both paid. freedom on time, as reported by Shade room.
On December 28, Antonio Sledge was the last of the 2022 guilty pleas in the case and admitted in court that he was a member of the crew and admitted that he had participated in the activities. illegal action.
There are now 14 defendants left, including Thugger, since the original indictment was announced last year.
Thugger’s attorney, Brian Steele, has filed several petitions since the rapper was incarcerated, but has been unable to get him released or a similar plea agreement.
Jury selection for Thug’s trial began this week.
Young Thug’s photo after being arrested for RICO pic.twitter.com/9SKezYgVn8
– XXL Magazine (@XXL) May 10, 2022
Trial Begins Monday (January 9) – Here’s What to Expect and What’s Coming for Thugger
And the trial of Young Thug and other YSL co-defendants could take up to a year, prosecutors estimate. Fox 5 Atlanta.
On Thursday, attorneys for both sides discussed jury selection topics with Fulton County Judge Glanville. Given the number of witnesses and defendants in the case, Glanville estimated the trial could last between six and nine months.
The judge said the lowest of the range was twice the estimate prosecutors provided him with, three months, and the highest was based on how long it took Fulton County to prosecute another RICO Act case after it was discovered. emerges a cheating scandal at Atlanta Public Schools.
A Fulton County prosecutor responded by saying that six to twelve (months) would be a “safer route” when it comes to jury selection.
“You’re going to lose some people who can’t be jurors in that amount of time, so I wanted to give them a realistic scope,” Glanville said.
Thug is facing 20 years to life in prison if convicted on all counts, according to Insiders.