Gunna was arrested late on Tuesday, on a charge of Conspiracy to Violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The arrest came one day after he was he was lashed with RICO charges, along with rapper, Young Thug and 26 other YSL members and associates. 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 purported YSL members—Christian Eppinger and Antonio Sumlin—permission to make a second attempt to murder YFN Lucci while he’s in the Fulton County Jail.
Thug, whose real name is Jefferey Williams, appeared in court on Tuesday. His attorney, Brian Steel, issued a statement to XXL, proclaiming the rapper’s innocence in the matter. “Mr. Williams has committed no violation of law, whatsoever. We will fight this case ethically, legally and zealously. Mr. Williams will be cleared,” he said.
Fani Willis, the Fulton County District Attorney, held a press conference on Tuesday as well. She addressed the large-scale operation against YSL and claimed her main focus is going after street gangs, saying they contribute “conservatively 75 to 80 percent of all of the violent crime” in the communities at hand.