The Young Slime Life (YSL) RICO case continues to unfold since Monday’s dramatic raid, and on Tuesday, Fulton County’s District Attorney Fani Willis made interesting remarks about the current status of co-accused Sergio ‘Gunna‘ Kitchens.
Fulton County DA on Gunna: ‘He was not taken into custody’
Williams, during the press briefing, made it abundantly clear that the arrest of Jeffrey ‘Young Thug‘ Williams and other YSL members was a prolonged effort dating back to 2012.
Thug, recognised as ringleader of the street gang, is one of three suspects linked to the YSL RICO case currently in police custody. While Willis vowed to execute at least two-dozen arrests in the coming weeks, questions were raised about Gunna’s situation.
According to the 88-page indictment, which Swisher Post has seen, Gunna is listed as a defendant against the State of Georgia on Count 1 of the 56-count charge sheet.
Specifically, Gunna is accused of violating the RICO Act. Yet, when asked about his whereabouts, Willis awkwardly stepped away from the podium to allow Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant to explain why the DS4EVER rapper was not in police custody.
Responding to a question from a reporter on whether Gunna was considered a fugitive at this point, Chief Bryant said:
“We are making arrangements, as much as he had representatives call me last night (Monday) directly. So, we’ll muddle through that piece and let you know.”
It remains unclear, at this juncture, why Gunna is not part of the YSL RICO fugitive list.
Watch: Young Thug makes his first court appearance
Facing the heap of the trouble is Thug, who is identified as the founder of YSL. Federal investigations into the gang’s criminal activity started in 2015 when Lil Wayne’s tour bus was struck by a hail of gunfire outside a concert venue in Atlanta.
Young Thug’s affiliate Jimmy Carlton Winfrey, renowned as Peewee Roscoe, was arrested for the shooting but, interestingly, he pleaded guilty and instead of a 10-year bid, he was released in half the time.
Severe more shootings and murders occurred between then and now, and according to the Fulton County D.A, it all falls on the heads of YSL leaders, including Thug who is facing Count 1 (violating the RICO Act) and 56 (participating in criminal street gang activity) charges.
“It does not matter what your notoriety is, what your fame is, if you come to Fulton County, Georgia and you commit crimes, you are going to become a target and a focus of this District Attorney’s office,” Willis said.
Thug made his first court appearance, on Tuesday, where his attorney Brian Steele pushed for a bond application. However, Thug will have to sit tight since the application has to be brought to a Superior Court judge for consideration.
Here is the full video of Thug’s first day in virtual court: