Inside YSL ‘gang’ as Young Thug and Gunna among 28 charged and one member accused of shooting up Lil Wayne’s tour bus

RAPPERS Young Thug & Gunna were among 28 people arrested in racketeering cases over their alleged connections to an Atlanta street gang.

Both rappers are accused conspiring to violate Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO).


Young Thug, rapper was taken into custody at his Atlanta residence on Monday, May 9, 2009.
Young Thug is accused of being a founding member of Young Slime Life (YSL), a criminal street gang in Atlanta


Young Thug is accused by Young Slime Life (YSL) of being a founding member. This criminal street gang in Atlanta is led by Young Thug.
Rapper Gunna, who is signed to Young Thug's record label, is also among the individuals charged in an 88-page indictment


Gunna, the rapper who is signed to Young Thug record label, is also one of the people charged in an 88 page indictment
Alleged YSL member Jimmy Winfrey, also known as Peewee Roscoe and seen in a prior mugshot, is accused in court docs of shooting up the tour bus of rapper Lil Wayne


Jimmy Winfrey, also known by Peewee Roscoe, an alleged member of YSL, is charged in court docs with shooting up the tour bus for rapper Lil Wayne.

Young Thug (30, real name Jeffery Lamar Williams) is said to have been a founding member Young Slime Life (YSL), a crime street gang that originated in Atlanta in 2012 and is connected to the Bloods. Prosecutors allege.

Young Thug’s record label It refers to its artists as part of the “Slime Family.”

Specifically, Young Thug is accused in the indictment of theft by receiving a stolen handgun in 2013, threatening to kill a mall employee after being barred from the premises in 2015, and possessing methamphetamine, hydrocodone, and marijuana in 2017.

Gunna is signed to the record labels as Sergio Giavanni Kitchens. As of Tuesday afternoon, he was not in custody. As reported by the Associated Press.

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Gunna’s representative could not be reached at this time for comment on Tuesday evening.

Young Thug was detained at his Buckhead Atlanta house on Monday, May 9, afternoon.

Brian Steel, Young Thug’s lawyer, said the rapper is innocent and vowed to vigorously defend him until it is proven.

“Jeffery Williams, who performs as “YoungThug, ” vehemently denies the allegations lodged against him in the Fulton County (Georgia) Indictment of May 9, 2022,”Steel made the statement to The Sun.

“We are looking forward to having the chance to defend this case in court. We filed a Motion for Bond. We expect to have a hearing soon.

“We will fight this case ethically, legally and zealously. Mr Williams will be cleared.”

USA Today reportsThe conspiracy charges against the defendants date back in 2013, while the gang charges are from 2018.

Prosecutors say that the gang members committed more crimes than 100 to advance their own interests.

Those claims include appearing in videos with inflammatory song lyrics, posting images with gang symbols on social media, possessing drugs with the intent to distribute, aggravated assault, and murder.

The indictment also lists a variety of victims of shootings and attempted shootings, including Dwayne Carter (better known as Lil Wayne).

Prosecutors claim that Lil Wayne was attacked by Jimmy Winfrey (also known as Peewee Rosscoe) on April 2015.

According to Atlanta Journal ConstitutionWinfrey was awarded credit for his time in the case after pleading guilty two times to violating the street-gang and terrorist and prevention acts.

In addition to being accused of trying to kill a rival gang member, the gang members are also charged in the Fulton County Jail indictment. “stabbing and stabbing at”He will be presented with a shank.

Rayshawn Bennett was Rayshawn Lucci’s real name and he was one of twelve people indicted in a Fulton County gang-related RICO case a year ago.

After being arrested in April 2021 for violating his probation in relation to a murder case, he was placed in jail.

Both YFN Lucci, and his lawyer, continue to claim his innocence.

“My client is, your honor, an incredibly successful artist that is very well known nationally and even internationally,”Drew Findling, YFN Lucci’s attorney, stated during a June 2021 bond hearing.

Christian Eppinger is also named in the new indictment. He is an alleged YSL member and is accused of severely wounding an Atlanta officer in a February shooting.

Eppinger was still behind bars as of April 30, and the lawyer who represented him during a recent hearing didn’t immediately respond when The Sun asked for comment.

Young Thug and the alleged members of YSL functioned as a violent street gang that “commenced to do havoc” in the Atlanta area in 2012, according to Fulton County District District Attorney Fani Willis.

“They are committing conservatively 75 percent to 80 percent of all the violent crime in our community,”Willis said: per WSB-TV.

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She said, “It doesn’t matter your notoriety or fame, if you come to Fulton County, Georgia, and you commit crimes, you are going to be a target and a focus of this District Attorney’s office.”

Young Thug is currently held at Fulton County Jail.

As of Tuesday, May 10, Gunna was not in police custody


Gunna wasn’t in police custody as of Tuesday, May 10.
Alleged YSL member Christian Eppinger is also named in the indictment


Indictment also names Christian Eppinger (alleged YSL member)

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