Brian Steel was Young Thugg ‘s attorney and filed an emergency motion for a bond hearing on Friday to release the rapper based on his jail conditions.
According to WSBTV, Steel is calling Young Thug’s (real name Jeffery Williams) jail conditions “inhumane and torturous.” TMZ also says that the rapper does not have human contact, and “is being held in total isolation in a windowless cement compartment with only a bed and a toilet.”
As previously reported, police arrested the 30-year-old at his Buckhead home on Monday on a RICO charge, along with 27 other people, including rapper Gunna (real name Sergio Kitchens). The indictment alleges that the 28 individuals named in the indictment are part of the Young Slime Life street gang of Atlanta, and they have been committing crimes in the city since 2012.
Among the 56 counts, Young Thug is charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity, according to jail records. The RICO charge is related to an incident that happened in January of 2013. The gang activity charge is related to an incident from May of 2018.
The indictment also lists Young Thug’s social media posts and lyrics from his music that are considered “an overt act in furtherance of the conspiracy.” Specifically, prosecutors recalled the following bars from ‘Ski’ as evidence:
I fk with slatts and we come to ear rats and I came with fuckin’ piranhas. The indictment also lists, “I tote an FN on me, call Neechi-Neech, it’s a Glock he keep…Duke Rollin’ 60’s, he’s locked in the C’s.
Prosecutors allege that two associates of YSL, CHRISTIAN EPPINGER and ANTONIO SUMLIN, worked to get permission of @youngthug to make a 2nd attempt to murder @YFNLUCCI while he’s jailed in Fulton County.
In addition to the RICO charge, Young Thug also received seven new felonies for drugs and weapons found when he was arrested at his home on Monday. He was also denied bond for the drugs and weapons case with the judge calling him a “flight risk.”
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