According to the verified “YSL RICO updates” Twitter account, the two rappers have been added to the prosecution’s witness list in a separate RICO case involving the YFN (Young Fly N-gga) collective, who are Thugga’s associates. They are just a few of the many people charged in the extensive case.
According to NoLo, all evidence in RICO cases is admissible against everyone else which means that any evidence uncovered in the YFN RICO case can and will be used in the YSL RICO case, and vice versa especially since both groups are being charged under one sweeping indictment, and are both allegedly tied to the Bloods gang.
However, prosecutors have not independently verified the witness list.
The addition of Young Thug to the prosecution’s witness list is an intriguing one, especially since YFN Lucci refused to testify against Thugga back in December 2022.
Drew Fielding, his attorney at the time, stated that “any party can announce for example that Abraham Lincoln is on their witness list, but those words alone are meaningless.” Rayshawn Bennett (YFN Lucci) won’t testify in the YSL lawsuit, to be absolutely clear.
This refusal to testify followed news one of Young Thug’s associates reportedly tried to stab YFN Lucci in jail.
YFN Lucci, on the other hand, reportedly received a sweetheart plea deal as well. The rapper got hit with the RICO charges while he was out on bond for the alleged murder and is presently being held in custody for his suspected role in a homicide that took the life of a 28-year-old man.
The sweetheart plea deal will reportedly give the rapper (real name Rayshawn Bennett) 20 years behind bars for all crimes — including the RICO crimes — for which he must serve at least 17 “inside.” But, as with the witness list, the sweetheart plea deal has yet to be confirmed as true.
Young Thug is at the center of all of these RICO cases. He is now accused of eight felonies, including conspiracy to violate the RICO Act, two counts of involvement in criminal street gang activities, as well as several drug and gun violations, in the YSL case.
Jury selection for the case has been ongoing for more than five months as of the time of this writing, and not a single juror has yet been chosen.
Attorney Tom Church told Fox 5 Atlanta that throughout his years of practicing law, he has never witnessed such a breakdown of justice. He told the newspaper, “It’s descending into chaos, and every day seems to bring a new level of disorder.”
“Clearly, there’s been a breakdown here. We have attorneys getting arrested during these proceedings, having their computers seized. We have the judge who’s holding lawyers left and right in contempt.”