Younger Thug has been denied bond once more in his RICO case.
The Atlanta rapper, whose actual title is Jeffery Williams, was in court docket for a bond listening to on Thursday (June 2) the place a decide determined to not launch him from jail following his arrest final month in a 56-count indictment. Thug, who’s accused of being the chief of the alleged YSL gang, was charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and Participation in Prison Road Gang Exercise.
Fulton County Superior Courtroom decide Ural D. Glanville mentioned his resolution was primarily based on statements from prosecutors claiming Thug is a hazard to the neighborhood and will intimidate different witnesses, citing a bunch chat from 2015 that threatened retaliation if anyone “tells the God trustworthy fact” in court docket.
“There have been vital proffers about Mr. Williams being a hazard to the neighborhood,” mentioned the decide. “Specifically, the state’s proffer that they’ve taken proffers from different gang members and people who find themselves on this specific indictment and that aren’t on this indictment, that he’s the chief of the gang, he’s harmful, and if he crosses them, he’ll kill them or their households.”
“The 2 issues that the court docket has vital issues about is him being a hazard to the neighborhood and flight,” he continued. “For these causes within the combination, I’m going to disclaim bond presently.”
Thug appeared in court docket through video feed and spoke as soon as through the listening to, asking if he might use the restroom. “I’ve been holding it for a very long time,” he instructed the decide, who agreed to take a five-minute recess.
Throughout Thursday’s listening to, Kevin Liles additionally took the stand to talk in assist of his longtime pal and enterprise companion. The veteran music govt and Thug began Younger Stoner Life Information collectively.
“I’ve been a fan for 12 years,” Liles mentioned when requested how lengthy he has recognized Thug. “I’ve gotten to know him personally over the past 10 years.”
He grew emotional whereas vouching for Thug’s character and repute. “I’m type of emotional due to how good this man is,” mentioned Liles. “I’ve been on this music factor referred to as hip-hop for 38 years and for the lifetime of me, I don’t perceive why I’ve to testify of the nice that hip-hop has performed around the globe.”
Machine Gun Kelly was amongst those that additionally shared messages in assist of Thug on the bond listening to. Thug will stay in jail till his trial begins in January 2023.
Final month, a decide denied bond for Gunna. The YSL rappers are amongst 28 alleged gang members named within the Fulton County district lawyer’s indictment, which incorporates prices starting from drug and gun possession to homicide.