Young Thug hit with seven more felony charges after RICO indictment


Young Thug is now facing seven more felony charges.

The new charges, according to jail records, include possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of firearm during commission of a felony.

The new charges come after Young Thug, born Jeffrey Williams, was among 28 individuals included in a 56-count grand jury indictment on Monday. The counts include conspiracy to violate the RICO Act, murder, armed robbery, and participation in criminal street gang activity. All of the people named in the indictment are alleged members and associates of Young Slime Life, or “YSL,” which is described in the indictment as “a criminal street gang that started in late 2012” in Atlanta and which “claims affiliation with the national Bloods gang.”

In a statement to ABC News Monday night, Williams’ attorney, Brian Steel, said Williams “has committed no violation of law, whatsoever. We will fight this case ethically, legally and zealously. Mr. Williams will be cleared.”

Atlanta rapper Gunna, born Sergio Kitchens, is also named in the indictment and surrendered to authorities at around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to ABC Affiliate WSB TV.

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