Gunna has been denied bond again in the YSL RICO case as prosecutors claim witnesses have already been threatened ahead of trial.
Since the indictment against Young Thug and YSL label was unsealed, it has been pure chaos on every front. On one hand, there are several pages of allegations against Thug and 27 other people and the charges include conspiracy to violate RICO, murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a firearm, theft, violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act, and participation in street gang activity. On the other hand, however, it seems as though the vast majority of evidence is YSL song lyrics.
Young Thug and 300 Entertainment, the label that YSL is an imprint of, have been vocal about not having lyrics used in court. They have also pointed out how racism plays a part as no other genre of music ever faces these challenges when it comes to their art. Gunna is another member of YSL who has been arrested in connection to the case, mainly being guilty by association. Many suspected that when Gunna applied for bond for the first time, he might be the only person to receive it, but he was denied and a court date was set for January 2023.
Gunna denied bond for the second time as prosecutors claim witnesses have been threatened
According to 11Alive, Gunna who only faces one count of conspiracy to violate RICO as an alleged gang member has been denied bond again. The denial comes one day after the New York Times reported witnesses have allegedly already been threatened by Young Thug and his YSL associates “numerous times.”
Witnesses claim to fear for their lives and for their families if they testify. For now, Gunna and Young Thug will remain behind bars until their trial starts in January.