The RICO Act charge is from an alleged offense back in January 2013, while the street gang activity charge goes back to allegations from May 2018, according to jail records. The 56-count indictment was filed last Thursday as it names 28 alleged associates of Young Slime Life. Gunna, whose real name is Sergio Giavanni Kitchens has been charged with one count of racketeering. In the court papers, it alleges that Gunna committed felonies which include receiving stolen property and drug possession with intent to distribute.
Other associates in Young Slime Life have been charged with violent crimes including murder and attempted armed robbery.
The indictment alleges Young Thug is a founder of Young Slime Life which began in Atlanta in 2012. The group is said to be affiliated with the Bloods gang. The 28 people listed in the indictment have all been charged with conspiracy to violate the state Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, or RICO. This is the federal law that has been used against several organized crime members since its inception of the law.
The 88-page indictment alleges that Young Slime Life was caught up in a wide variety of illegal activities, which include witness intimidation, murder, attempted murder, carjacking, robbery, theft and drug dealing.
As has been done in previous cases over the years across the country, prosecutors have stated that some of their alleged crimes were talked about in recordings.
Young Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel responded to the indictments:
“I’ll tell you the response to any allegation; Mr. Williams committed no crime whatsoever and we will fight to my last drop of blood to clear him.”
Young Thug and Gunna Arrested in Atlanta on RICO Charges