Atlanta rapper Young Thug was arrested Monday as part of a sweeping grand jury indictment, one of 28 people charged with gang-related crimes and violations of Georgia’s criminal racketeering law.
The indictment alleges Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, is a founder of the Young Slime Life street gang. Williams, 30, is charged with conspiracy to violate Georgia’s Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations, or RICO Act, and participation in gang activity. 27 others were charged in the 56-count indictment, which also includes charges of murder and attempted armed robbery.
Williams was arrested Monday in Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood and booked into the Fulton County Jail. His charges link to allegations in 2013 and 2018, according to records obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.