YSL Hearing Delayed After Accused Attorney Gets in Traffic Accident

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The ongoing YSL RICO case has been delayed even more as defense attorney Eric Johnson’s hearing has now been rescheduled.

The advocate, who has been representing Christian Eppinger, was involved in a traffic accident a few weeks ago and has been dealing with its medical repercussions ever since, according to Jozsef Papp of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His hearing has been delayed to July 12 because  he is currently unfit to appear in court.


Johnson’s laptop was seized by Fulton County authorities on Wednesday (May 31) after they were granted a search warrant. He told the judge that the seizure implies that his client used the computer to interact with YSL members who aren’t in police custody.

Eppinger has now been charged with shooting Atlanta Police Department Officer David Rodgers six times in addition to the RICO charges. The lawman, who is a member of the city’s gang unit, was serving the defendant an arrest warrant when he was shot in the back of the head. Rodgers is still healing from the incident even though he survived. Eppinger was also accused of stabbing a prisoner at the Fulton County Jail in February.

In other news regarding the case, Young Thug and Gunna have once again been thrown into the limelight as the YSL RICO case has taken yet another dramatic turn.

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.

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.

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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.