Young Thug’s Lawyer Files Motion To Dismiss Rico Charges Due To Statute of Limitation

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Young Thug‘s lawyer has reportedly made an attempt to have the RICO charges against his client and all YSL co-defendants dismissed on the grounds due to the statute of limitations. However, it remains uncertain whether the judge will grant this request.

Court documents obtained by XXL reveal that attorney Brian Steel, representing Young Thug, filed a motion on Friday (June 23), seeking the dismissal of RICO charges against both Young Thug and YSL’s co-defendants. Steel argued that the accusations are beyond the statute of limitations for a state RICO charge and need to be expunged from the indictment.

“In order to satisfy the crime of RICO conspiracy, the prosecution must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that at least one (1) overt act was committed in furtherance of the conspiracy within the Statute of Limitations,” the motion reads. “To satisfy the Statute of Limitations, the overt act must have occurred within five (5) years of the filing of the Bill of Indictment with the Clerk of Court.”

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It continues: “Approximately overt act numbers 62 through 191 are alleged to have occurred on a date within five (5) years of May 9, 2022, the date of the original Bill of Indictment as well as the re-Indictment. The re-indictment was filed with the Fulton County Clerk of Court on August 5, 2022.

“Both the original Indictment as well as the re-Indictment have overt acts numbers 1 through approximately 61 with a date more than five (5) years before the return of the Indictment. Since overt acts numbers 1 through about 61 are outside of the five (5) year Statute of Limitations, these overt acts cannot support a conviction of Mr. Williams (or any of the accused) since said overt acts are outside of the five (5) year Statute of Limitations.”

The motion concludes: “The inclusion of any overt act dated before approximately May, 2017, is other crime evidence barred by the applicable Statute of Limitations and is prejudicial to Mr. Williams and has no probative value. Hence, same must be stricken from this Indictment pursuant to this Special Demurrer/Statute of Limitations Plea in Bar.”

Young Thug is 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.