Gunna Denied Bond in Rico Case, Alleged Young Thug Witnesses Still Being Threatened

In May, accusations related to Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) were brought against Gunna, Young Thug, and 26 other individuals. They are suspected of being responsible for a number of crimes, including murder, armed robbery, and involvement in a violent street gang.

The defense team for Gunna first claimed that he should be released on bond, but the magistrate judge chose to defer to the superior court judge’s judgment. In the end, that judge rejected the request and took the side of the prosecution. On Thursday, Gunna virtually appeared in Fulton County Court, where a judge reportedly again denied bond.

Rapper Gunna is charged with one count of conspiring to break the RICO Act. The alleged offense was allegedly committed in 2013, according to jail records from Fulton County. After seeing Gunna wearing YSL chains and posting images and videos to social media purportedly promoting the “criminal” group, prosecutors connected him to the crime.

RICO trials allow for the punishment of specific people for crimes committed by a wider criminal enterprise. “There are definitely many people that are looking at life under this indictment,” Fulton County DA Fani Willis said during a press conference. “These are serious times, they are serious allegations and it is my opinion that violence in our community deserves maximum penalties.”

Yung Thug Case

In June, Young Thug’s bond was rejected because he was regarded to be a “danger to the community.” According to court documents obtained by the New York Times from the case, authorities have obtained a ruling requiring defense attorneys to keep their clients’ contact details confidential, alleging “numerous threats to kill or harm witnesses.” Gunna has consistently insisted that he is innocent. On his birthday, June 14, he wrote a letter from behind bars that included the following,

“2022 has been one of the best years of my life, despite this difficult situation. This year I had the whole world pushing P.

“Growing up from where I come from in a marginalized neighborhood, I never dreamt my art would change my life and the lives of my loved ones. My entire life, I’ve seen Black Men, Black Women and Black Children constantly attacked, hated, murdered, berated, belittled, silenced, judged, used and held captive.”

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