Young Thug: Grammy-winning rapper indicted on more gang-related charges in Georgia court
The rapper was initially indicted in May on conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and participation in criminal street gang activity.
He was also indicted on other charges of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and a new charge of possession of a machine gun.
Brian Steel, Young Thug’s attorney, told CNN in a written statement that his client “has committed no crime whatsoever.”
“I look forward to the commencement of the jury trial,” Steel added.
The indictments accuse Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, of being one of the founders of Young Slime Life, a criminal street gang started in late 2012 in Atlanta with ties to another “national” gang.
According to that initial indictment, Williams and others “conspired to associate together and with others for the common purposes of illegally obtaining money and property through a pattern of racketeering activity and conducting and participating in the enterprise through a pattern of racketeering activity.”
The new 95-page re-indictment names other associates of Young Slime Life and uses Instagram photos posted by the defendants as evidence and cites violations that allegedly happened as far back as 2013.
Other alleged members of the YSL enterprise are accused of violent offenses in both indictments, including murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and armed robbery.
CNN’s Jarrod Wardwell contributed to this report.