Update Young Thug: Judge Rejects Bid To Dismiss RICO Charges

Young Thug’s lawyer Brian Steel argued for dismissal by challenging the language of the RICO indictment at a pretrial hearing this week. In return Judge Glanville rejected Young Thug’s motion to dismiss his RICO indictment a week before the scheduled start of trial.

Defense attorney Brian Steel was unable to convince Judge Ural Glanville of any faults in the language of the indictment at the Monday hearing (November 20).

 Mr. Williams is innocent on all charges his lawyer argued....conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act; count 56 and 57 – participation in criminal street gang activity; counts 58, 59 and 60 – violation of Georgia Controlled Substances Act; count 61 – possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony; and count 62 – possession of a machine gun.”

Steel argued that the grand jury failed to properly accuse Young Thug of knowingly committing the crimes outlined in the RICO indictment. Judge Glanville decided there wasn't anything wrong with the wording of the indictment.

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Though Young Thug can appeal Judge Glanville's ruling; the determined judge noted that the "appeal" wont stop the trial. He moved forward with stating trial will begin on November 27th.

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