Gunna could possibly be behind bars till subsequent 12 months.
On Monday, a decide in Fulton County Superior Courtroom in Georgia denied the “pushin P” rapper bond following his RICO indictment and set his trial date for January 2023.
Based on Billboard, prosecutors allege that Gunna, whose actual identify is Sergio Kitchens, is a “documented” member of the alleged YSL gang. Additionally they allege that he and Younger Thug can “direct their troops” to commit violent acts.
“They’re those directing the violence,” claimed one prosecutor from the Fulton County District Lawyer’s Workplace. “They direct their troops.”
Prosecutors stated Gunna is a “documented” gang member and that he and Williams “direct their troops” to commit violent acts. The decide stated his greatest concern was witness tampering.
Gunna’s lawyer can file a renewed movement for bond at a later date.
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Gunna’s trial is slated for Jan. 9, 2023. On the court docket listening to, a decide stated his greatest concern was witness intimidation if the rapper was launched on bond. Gunna and his authorized group can file a renewed movement for bond at a later date.
“The court docket was clearly involved about threats and intimidation of witnesses,” Gunna’s lawyer Steven Sadow informed Billboard. “We consider when the court docket hears proof, not simply the phrases of the prosecutor, it’s going to discover that Sergio’s launch on bond is not going to, straight or not directly, pose a big threat to witnesses. We look ahead to having an evidentiary listening to on this as quickly because the court docket permits.”
Younger Thug, who was beforehand denied bond, was additionally scheduled to go earlier than a decide on Monday, however his listening to was postponed.
Each rappers had been named in an 88-page indictment towards dozens of members of Younger Slime Life, which incorporates prices starting from drug and gun possession to homicide.
They’re accused of possession and intent to promote a wide range of narcotics, receiving stolen property, and for common road gang exercise. Moreover, they had been charged with being half of a bigger legal enterprise comprised of YSL associates who had been allegedly concerned in a sequence of crimes, together with the tried homicide of YFN Lucci.