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Young Thug’s Gang Trial On Hold

In order to determine whether the sitting judge should recuse himself from the case, the highly-delayed gang conspiracy case against Young Thug has been put on hold.

After the judge held a meeting with prosecutors and a prosecution witness without defendants and defense attorneys present, lawyers for the Atlanta-born rapper and sundry other defendants have filed motions seeking the recusal of Fulton County Superior Court Chief Judge Ural Glanville.

Stating that the meeting was “improper” and that the judge and prosecutors tried to pressure the witness, who had been granted immunity, into giving testimony, jurors, who were on a break until July 8, will not be needed until the matter is resolved.

Born Jeffery Williams, the Grammy winning musician and 20 other people were charged two years back with conspiring to violate Georgia’s anti-racketeering law. The Havana singer who CEO of his own record label, Young Stoner Life, or YSL is also charged with gang, drug and gun crimes, and is standing trial with five of the others indicted with him.

Prosecutors have alleged that YSL also stands for Young Slime Life, an Atlanta-based violent street gang founded by Young Thug and two others in 2012, which is responsible for violent crimes including killings, shootings and carjackings.

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Author: Al Denté

Photo: Frank Schwichtenberg