District Attorney States Many Could Face Life Sentence in Young Thug, Gunna and Young Stoner Life Record's 56-Count Indictment

The DA believes that the charges are “serious crimes” that deserve the maximum penalties.

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis has spoken to the public regarding the 56-count indictment involving Young Thug, Gunna and associates of Young Stoner Life Records.

In the nearly 15-minute address, Willis confirmed that the DA’s office will “ask on the different charges for the maximum penalties,” meaning that “many people” may face a life sentence. “These are serious crimes, they’re serious allegations, and it is my opinion that violence in our community deserves maximum penalties,” she said.

Two reports also brought up using social media, which she described as “a wonderful tool for prosecutors and every indictment we bring nowadays,” and song lyrics as evidences in these types of cases. “I believe in the First Amendment. It’s one of our most precious rights. However, the First Amendment not protect people from prosecutors using it as evidence if it is such,” she explained. “In this case, we put it as overt and predicated acts within the RICO count because we believe that’s exactly what it is.”

Thugger was arrested on Monday on separate counts of “conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation in street gang activity.” He, Gunna and 26 other YSL Records associates were also named in a 56-count, 88-page indictment claiming that “YSL is a criminal street gang that started in late 2012 in the Cleveland Avenue area of ATL. YSL claims affiliation with the national Bloods gang.”

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