Rapper Youthful Thug, 28 Others Indicted On Racketeering Charges

Atlanta-based rapper Youthful Thug was among 28 people indicted on racketeering charges on Monday.

Youthful Thug, a 30-year-old Grammy Award-winning artist whose given name is Jeffery Lamar Johnson, was arrested on Monday and billed with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation in criminal street gang activity, based on jail records reviewed by

Prosecutors allege in the court filings reviewed through the Atlanta Journal-Metabolic rate that Youthful Thug is among a minimum of 28 people of the organized crime group, Youthful Slime Existence, that shares a phrase together with his record label YSL the Connected Press notes the label describes its artists as “Slime Family” which the label released a compilation album in 2021 titled “Slime Language 2.”

The indictment names a minimum of three other artists around the YSL label, based on Atlanta Fox affiliate WAGA: Gunna, whose given name is Sergio Giavanni Kitchens Yak Gotti, whose given name is Deamonte Kendrick and Unfoonk, whose given name is Quantavious Grier.

Within the indictment, prosecutors allege that Johnson helped found the YSL organized crime syndicate this year with Walter Murphy (also referred to as D.K.) and Trontavious Stephen (also referred to as “Tick” or “Slug”), who will also be billed within the indictment. One of the greater than 180 functions reported by prosecutors meant for the 56 charges faced through the alleged participants are drug possession, firearms charges, thievery, armed robbery, carjacking, irritated assault and murder, based on WAGA.

Among the counts alleges that Jimmy “Roscoe” Winfrey shot at rapper Lil Wayne’s coach throughout a stay in Atlanta in 2015, based on local ABC affiliate WSB reporter Michael Seiden. Winfrey is billed with irritated assault within the incident.

Probably the most serious individual act which Johnson is accused is renting an Infiniti Q50 from Hertz to be able to help other people kill rival gang member Donovan Thomas, Junior. in 2015, based on the Journal-Metabolic rate.

Johnson can also be charged with receiving stolen property, making threats and drug possession as a few of the other functions underlying the conspiracy. One of the non-criminal functions reported by prosecutors within the conspiracy are Williams’ alleged utilization of gang signs in the videos and putting on “gang-affiliated” clothing, based on TMZ. 

Johnson has denied the allegations via his lawyer.

“I’ll let you know the reaction to any allegation is Mr. Johnson committed no crime whatsoever,” attorney John Steel told WSB. “And we’ll battle to my last drop of bloodstream to obvious him.”

Fulton County prosecutors in a Tuesday press conference guaranteed more gang-related arrests in the future, claiming that gangs have the effect of “conservatively 75% to 80% of all of the violent crime within our community,” based on ASB.

Johnson was scheduled for any hearing before a justice of the peace judge however it was postponed, based on Seiden.

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