On Monday, May 9, Young Thug was taken into custody after his home was raided by law officials. Police took him to the Fulton County Jail, where he was charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
Young Thug is among the individuals listed in a 56-count indictment that was filed on May 9. The indictment also names other Young Stoner Life Records rappers, including Gunna. The charges include murder, armed robbery, and possession of controlled substances and weapons.
On May 10, a press conference was held in Fulton County, in which members of the District Attorney’s office and Fulton County sheriff’s department listed the charges against Young Thug, Gunna, and associates. “It does not matter what your notoriety is or what your fame is, if you come to Fulton County Georgia, you commit crimes, and certainly if those crimes are in furtherance of a street gang, that you are going to become a target and a focus of this District Attorney’s office, and we are going to prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law,” said District Attorney Fani Willis.
RICO charges are very serious, and details are still unfolding. After reading the 88-page indictment, referencing news reports, and watching the press conferences, we put together this breakdown of everything we know about the Young Thug and Gunna indictment so far.