Mounk Tounk Becomes Seventh Defendant to Accept Plea Deal in YSL RICO Case

Antonio Sledge a.k.a. Mounk Tounk pleads guilty to conspiracy to violate the RICO Act and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in YSL Rico case.

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Antonio Sledge a.k.a. Mounk Tounk pleaded guilty on Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to violate the RICO Act and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, becoming the seventh defendant to enter a plea deal in the ongoing YSL criminal case, WSB-TV reports. 

As part of his plea deal, Sledge admitted to being a member of YSL, or Young Slime Life, and committing crimes for the alleged criminal street gang.

“Defendant has been a member and/or associate of YSL since 2012...While associated with YSL and to support and express loyalty to YSL, defendant and co-defendant Garlington and Zachary appeared in a video with another person where defendant brandished a weapon used in a drive-by shooting,” Deputy District Attorney Adriane Love said. 

According to Law&Crime executive producer Cathy Russon, Sledge has agreed to testify in the upcoming YSL RICO trial. He has also given up his right to plead the fifth. Prosecutors vowed to drop his possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charge, and recommend 15 years on probation with his cooperation.

Sledge is the latest defendant to take a plea deal, joining Lil Duke, Young Thug’s brother Quantavious “Unfoonk” Grier, and Antonio “Obama” Sumlin, all of whom have done so within the last two weeks.

Gunna most notably struck a plea deal earlier this month, leading to his release on a time-served, suspended sentence after being behind bars since May. His attorney Steve Sadow later attempted to dispel snitching allegations tied to the rapper, urging the public to “stop spreading lies.”

The number of defendants has been reduced to 21. The trial is set to begin on Jan. 9, 2023, following jury selection on Jan. 5.

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