Young Thug Hit With Gang, Drug and Possession of a Machine Gun Charges in New Indictment

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According to the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office, a new indictment brings in new charges against Jeffery Williams, better known as Young Thug.

The district attorney’s office thinks these charges support the prosecution’s allegation that Williams led a criminal street gang for years, according to WSBTV.

Williams’ attorney, Brian Steel, told Channel 2 Action News in May that his client was not guilty.

“I’ll tell you the response to any allegation is Mr. Williams committed no crime whatsoever and we will fight to my last drop of blood to clear him,” Steel said at the time.

In May, Williams and more than two dozen others were charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).

Williams was also charged with being a member of a criminal street gang.

According to the office of Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, the fresh indictment contains all 28 defendants from the May indictment and continues to focus on YSL, an organization reportedly founded by Williams and 2 others.

According to the district attorney’s office, the additional charges against Williams and 4 other defendants stem from arrests on March 17 and May 9.

Several of the new charges filed against Williams and 2 other defendants are based on what the DA’s office and Atlanta authorities discovered in Williams’ residence on Allison Drive in Buckhead the night he was arrested in May.

Williams now faces a new gang charge, new drug charges, felony possession of a firearm, and felony possession of a machine gun.

Prosecutor Don Geary stated that the other accused persons in the machine gun count, Martinez Arnold and Deamonte Kendrick, also known as Yak Gotti, have pleaded not guilty to the May indictment, as has Williams.


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