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Brooklyn Rapper Casanova Pleads Guilty In Federal Racketeering Case

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On December 1, 2020, Brooklyn rapper Casanova turned himself in to authorities after a warrant was issued by the FBI for his arrest, as part of the 18-member gang sweep of the Untouchable Gorilla Stone Nation (UGSNB).

Today (May 11), Casanova,  born Caswell Senior, has entered a guilty plea on the charges of conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

The “So Brooklyn” rapper is the 13th defendant in the racketeering case against the UGSNB gang to plead guilty, according to ABC7. In addition to his guilty plea, Senior “admitted to a July 2020 shooting in Florida, an Aug. 2018 robbery in New York City, and to trafficking more than 100 kilograms of marijuana,” according to NBC New York.

Senior will be sentenced in December and faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 60 years.

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Young Thug’s Lawyer Files Emergency Motion For Bond Hearing

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Earlier this week, Young Thug and Gunna were arrested on what is now an 88-count indictment against 28 members of YSL.

After being taken into custody, Thugger and Gunna were both denied bond the following morning and are to remain in Fulton County Jail until further notice. However, Young Thug’s lawyer, Brian Steele, has since filed an emergency motion for a bond hearing as he states that the rapper’s living conditions are inhumane.

According to TMZ, Young Thug is being held in solitary confinement described as a “windowless cement compartment with only a bed and a toilet.” The outlet also reports that he has been given inedible food and isn’t allowed to have any human contact, exercise, or even shave.

Young Thug is being charged with conspiracy to violate the racketeer-influenced and corrupt organizations act (RICO) and participation in criminal street gang activity. However, following the raid on his home, the rapper has since been indicted on seven more felonies that include gun and drug possession charges.

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Gunna Surrenders to Law Enforcement Following 56-Count Indictment

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Gunna has surrendered to Fulton County police following Monday’s arrest of Young Thug and 28 other YSL members on RICO charges.

Gunna, born Sergio Kitchens, was taken into custody Tuesday (May 10) afternoon on one charge of Conspiracy to Violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), according to Atlanta news outlet, CBS46.

On Tuesday, Young Thug was arrested in his home in Buckhead following a raid after Fulton County Police filed a 56-count indictment against Thugger and 28 other members of Young Slime Life (YSL) with charges of murder, armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, theft and possession of controlled substances and firearms.

“It does not matter what your notoriety is, what your fame is if you come to Fulton County Georgia and you commit crimes, and certainly if those crimes are in furtherance of street gangs 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  Fulton County District Attorney, Fani Willis.

Young Thug appeared in court Tuesday morning in front of Judge Rashida Oliver via Zoom and was formally read his charges. The 30-year-old is being charged with Conspiracy to Violate the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity.

According to the 88-page indictment, charges stem from incidents that occurred between January 2013 and April 2022, including the attempted murder of YFN Lucci. Prosecutors have alleged that Thugger gave YSL members Christian Eppinger and Antonio Sumlin the go-ahead to take YFN Lucci out while in jail.


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Young Thug & Gunna Named In 56-Count Indictment

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Rappers Young Thug and Gunna have been named in a 56-count indictment filed Monday, May 9, in Fulton County, Georgia.

According to WSBTV Reporter Michael Seiden, the 56-count indictment includes 28 other Young Slime Life (YSL) members on numerous charges including “murder, armed robbery, and participation in criminal street gang activity.”

Young Thug, born Jeffery Lamar Williams, has been taken into custody and is being held at Fulton County Jail. Williams is being charged with conspiracy to violate the racketeer-influenced and corrupt organizations act (RICO) and participation in criminal street gang activity, while Gunna, born Sergio Giavanni Kitchens, is being charged with one count of conspiring to violate RICO.

Prosecutors have alleged that two associates of YSL, CHRISTIAN EPPINGER and ANTONIO SUMLIN, worked to get permission from Young Thug to allegedly make a 2nd attempt to murder YFN Lucci, while he’s jailed in Fulton County.

In March, it was reported that YFN Lucci was stabbed by another inmate while on a video call with someone from the outside. According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, Lucci stated that there was a bounty on his head and he would voluntarily go into 24-hour confinement as he feared his life.

YFN Lucci, born  Rayshawn Bennett,  has been in custody since 2021 after he was named in a 105-count indictment where he is charged with racketeering, violating the state’s anti-gang law, felony murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

“The YFN studio located on West Peachtree Street in Atlanta is a central point for the group and a notorious stronghold. YFN has continued to attract additional associates as Bennett gained notoriety,” according to the indictment.

Michael Seiden on Twitter: “.@wsbtv photojournalist & @MarkWinneWSB captured this exclusive image of authorities taking @youngthug into custody earlier this evening. pic.twitter.com/xkD1P17ajw / Twitter”

@wsbtv photojournalist & @MarkWinneWSB captured this exclusive image of authorities taking @youngthug into custody earlier this evening. pic.twitter.com/xkD1P17ajw

Michael Seiden on Twitter: “.@youngthug is accused of renting 2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan from @Hertz , which was used in the commission of the murder of Donovan Thomas, Jr., a rival gang member, on 1-10-15, according to indictment.@wsbtv / Twitter”

@youngthug is accused of renting 2014 Infiniti Q50 sedan from @Hertz , which was used in the commission of the murder of Donovan Thomas, Jr., a rival gang member, on 1-10-15, according to indictment.@wsbtv

Michael Seiden on Twitter: “Prosecutors allege that two associates of YSL, CHRISTIAN EPPINGER and ANTONIO SUMLIN, worked to get permission of @youngthug to make a 2nd attempt to murder @YFNLUCCI while he’s jailed in Fulton County. @wsbtv @MarkWinneWSB / Twitter”

Prosecutors allege that two associates of YSL, CHRISTIAN EPPINGER and ANTONIO SUMLIN, worked to get permission of @youngthug to make a 2nd attempt to murder @YFNLUCCI while he’s jailed in Fulton County. @wsbtv @MarkWinneWSB

George Chidi — The Atlanta Objective on Twitter: “Young Thug is being held at Fulton County Jail, ostensibly on narcotics and gang charges. I am working to confirm the exact charges. This appears to be the beginning of the state gang racketeering case alluded to by Fulton DA Willis last month. / Twitter”

Young Thug is being held at Fulton County Jail, ostensibly on narcotics and gang charges. I am working to confirm the exact charges. This appears to be the beginning of the state gang racketeering case alluded to by Fulton DA Willis last month.

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