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Young Thug, YSL RICO Case Day 1 Jury Selection Key Takeaways

Day one of the jury selection process is complete, as trial for Young Thug YSL RICO case approaches, with key witnesses set to possibly testify against Thugga.

Key notes from the first day of jury selection

  • Defense attorneys for 14 defendants, including Young Thug, have asked the judge for permission to view the jury pool as they listen to the indictment. Judge granted the request. (Source: @SeidenWSBTV)
  • Jury selection could take a couple of weeks to complete. 200 new jurors reporting tomorrow, January 5th (Source: @cathyrusson)
  • Judge warns defendants and their attorneys, making it very clear that if anyone attempts to speak to a potential juror, they will be held in contempt of court. (Source: @SeidenWSBTV)

Young Thug charged with 8 counts

Out of the 65 charges, Young Thug is charged with 8 counts. (Source: @cathyrusson)

  1. (Ct 1) Conspiracy to Violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations.
  2. (Ct 56) Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity
  3. (Ct 57) Participation in Criminal Street Gang Activity
  4. (Ct 58) Possession of Marijuana w/intent to distribute
  5. (Ct 59) Possession of Codeine w/intent to distribute
  6. (Ct 60) Possession of Cocaine
  7. (Ct 61) Possession of Firearm
  8. (Ct 62) Possession of Machine Gun

Young Thug has pleaded not guilty to all eight counts. “Mr. Williams has committed no crime whatsoever,” his attorney Brian Steel told ABC News. “We will fight this case ethically, legally and zealously. Mr. Williams will be cleared.” (Source:

Witnesses who could be called upon in a trial against defendants in the YSL case

  • State witness list includes 372 potential witnesses. Most of them are law enforcement, with 157 current or former members of the Atlanta Police Department. (Source: @jozsefpapp) 62 names from various law enforcement agencies and 125 lay witnesses. (Source:
  • Most notable names among the lay witnesses are: Lil Wayne, Birdman, Rich Homie Quan, YFN Lucci, Killer Mike, Birdman. (Source:

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