Gunna has reportedly turned himself in to the authorities.
According to a report by local Atlanta news outlet CBS46, Gunna was arrested yesterday (May 10) on one count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).
This comes a day after Gunna, Young Thug and 26 other YSL members and associates were indicted for RICO. Thug was specifically arrested on charges of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act and participation in criminal street gang activity.
Young Thug is also accused of allegedly giving two alleged YSL members, Christian Eppinger and Antonio Sumlin, permission to make a second attempt to murder YFN Lucci while he was in the Fulton County Jail.
Thug, born Jeffery Williams, appeared in court for the first time since his arrest yesterday. It is unknown at this time whether or not he will be allowed bail.
Young Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel, released a statement to XXL, proclaiming the rapper’s innocence in the matter. “Mr. Williams has not violated the law whatsoever. We will fight this case ethically, legally and zealously. Mr. Williams will be acquitted,” he said.
Fani Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney, also held a press conference yesterday. She referred to the large-scale operation against YSL and stated that its primary goal is to go after street gangs, saying they contribute “conservatively 75 to 80 percent of all violent crime” in the communities in question.
“Between 75 and 80 percent of all violent crime in our community,” he told the conference. “No matter your notoriety or fame, if you come to Fulton County, Georgia, and commit crimes, you are going to be a target and a focus of this District Attorney’s office.”
DA Willis went on to say that many people who were arrested on the RICO charges could face life in prison if convicted of the charges.
“We will be asking about the different charges for the maximum sentences and obviously there are a lot of people looking for life under these charges,” he told reporters. “You are absolutely right, these are serious times, these are serious charges. It is my opinion that violence in our communities merits maximum penalties.”
Gunna’s mugshot can be seen below.
XXL has reached out to a representative for Gunna and the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office for comment.
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