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Young Thug Will Face 8 of 65 Potential Charges Against YSL in Upcoming RICO Trial



Young Thug will be charged with eight different offenses instead of the 65 they tried to throw at him. He is expecting to got to trial later this year. The charges were confirmed in court documents on Wednesday during jury selection in Fulton County, Georgia.

The entire RICO indictment against YSL spans a total of 65 charges. 28 alleged members of the YSL were arrested in connection with the case last year. There are 14 left to face trial after several other members, including Gunna, have been released on plea deals.

Among the eight charges Thug faces is a conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and two different counts of participation in criminal street gang activity. He’s also being charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of codeine with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm and possession of a machine gun.

The rapper was charged with the RICO violation and participation in a gang in May. The drug and gun offenses were tacked on in August following a police search of Thug’s house in Atlanta.

Thug has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against him.


“Mr. Williams has committed no crime whatsoever,” his attorney Brian Steel told ABC News. “We will fight this case ethically, legally and zealously. Mr. Williams will be cleared.”