Despite seeming to go full steam ahead, the DA in the Young Thug/YSL RICO case has asked for a delay in the proceedings.
According to FOX 5, on Thursday, October 6th, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis filed a motion to pause the trial for “Go Crazy” rapper, his protégé Gunna and 26 other alleged gang members.
Willis asked for the delay because many of the defendants, 8 out of the 28, do not have lawyers to represent them.
Willis proposed that the case, slated to start on January 9th, 2023, be pushed back to March 27th, 2023.
She requested in the motion for “a continuance to the final week in March,” saying it “would protect the speedy trial rights of those who have asserted those rights, while also ensuring that the additional eight defendants have properly prepared appointed counsel.”
As reported by AllHipHop.com, Young Thug and Gunna were both arrested on RICO charges, alleging their record label YSL is actually a street gang called “Young Slime Life” and is connected to an assortment of violence, drugs, and possibly murder.
Willis continued to write that the prosecution is “concerned about the inconvenience and “trauma” of repeated testimony of witnesses who were the victims of violent gang crimes.”
A decision is still pending review, and a judge will decide if the extension can be offered.