The Atlanta rapper Young Thug was one of 28 people indicted Monday in Georgia on conspiracy
to violate the state's RICO act and street gang charges, according to jail records.
The Atlanta rapper, whose name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was arrested at his home in Buckhead,
an Atlanta neighborhood just north of downtown. He is being held at the Fulton County Jail.
The conspiracy charge dates back to 2013 and the gang charge to 2018, the jail record says.
Young Thug is allegedly one of three founders of the Young Slime Life, "a criminal street gang that started in late 2012" in Atlanta, the indictment says.
YSL is affiliated with the national Bloods gang, officials said.
Charges include "Preserving, protecting and enhancing the reputation,
power and territory of the enterprise through acts of racketeering activity including murder, assault and threats of violence."
Young Thug is Arrested
Young Thug's lawyer Brian Steel told local media that, "Mr. Williams committed no crime whatsoever" and that he would "fight till his last drop of blood to clear him."