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Young Thug denied bond in racketeering case


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A Georgia judge has denied bond for Young Thug, leaving him behind bars until January 9, 2023, the expected date of his trial.

The ruling came on Thursday from Fulton County Judge Ural Glanville after the Atlanta rapper’s team fought for his freedom. Meanwhile, prosecutors argued that the artist, whose birth name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was a threat to the community, claiming that Williams is the leader of a street gang called Young Slime Life.

On May 10, Williams, 30, was among 28 individuals, including fellow Atlanta rapper Gunna, born Sergio Kitchens, included in a 56-count grand jury indictment. The counts include conspiracy to violate the RICO Act, murder, armed robbery, and participation in criminal street gang activity. A few days later, Young Thug was also charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of firearm during commission of a felony.

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