A key witness in Young Thug’s YSL Rico case has been placed in witness protection after documents exposing their identity leaked online.
As previously reported Young Thug was denied bond for the third time meaning he must remain behind bars until the January trial is underway. A judge ruled that the rapper and his YSL cohort Gunna needed to remain behind bars to prevent witness tampering. Even though both of the rapper’s attorneys suggested that they would be open to doing house arrest with 24/7 security, the judge remained steadfast in their decision.
Witness In Young Thug’s YSL RICO Case Placed In Witness Protection After Receiving Threats
The judge’s fears were recently confirmed even with both Gunna and Young Thug behind bars. Thanks to a discovery document leaking online a key witness’s name in the case was leaked to the world and after receiving death threats they were moved to witness protection. The witness allegedly entered into a plea agreement with the prosecutors in the case to give up significant information about Thug and YSL which would help the state’s case tremendously.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Fulton County prosecutor Don Geary asked the judge presiding over the racketeering case to further restrict the disclosure of certain evidence ahead of next year’s trial, saying that the safety of the state’s witness is at stake.
Willis said the state recently shared its discovery evidence with attorneys, including “the names of all lay witnesses (and) cooperating YSL associates that will be called to testify in this case.”
“Since the date of those filings, however, information from the state’s discovery material has appeared on public websites,” Willis wrote in her motion.