Young Thug and Gunna among 28 people indicted on gang-related charges in Atlanta

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(CNN)Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug has been named successful a sweeping 56-count pack indictment, according to tribunal documents obtained by CNN.

Jeffery Lamar Williams, who performs arsenic Young Thug, was arrested astatine his location successful Atlanta connected Monday, according to police. He was booked into the Fulton County jailhouse and charged with conspiracy to interruption the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and information successful transgression thoroughfare pack activity.

A booking photograph  of Young Thug, provided by Fulton County Sheriff's Office.

According to the indictment, Williams on with 27 associates of the endeavor Young Slime Life, "conspired to subordinate unneurotic and with others for the communal purposes of illegally obtaining wealth and spot done a signifier of racketeering enactment and conducting and participating successful the endeavor done a signifier of racketeering activity."

    Among Williams' alleged associates named successful the indictment is chap rapper Gunna, whose existent sanction is Sergio Kitchens. Kitchens has besides been charged with conspiracy to interruption RICO, according to the indictment. As of Tuesday morning, Kitchens was not successful constabulary custody, constabulary said.

      In the indictment, prosecutors said Williams on with 2 different defendants founded the pack YSL successful precocious 2012 and claimed to person affiliations with the nationalist Bloods gang.

      Other alleged members of the YSL endeavor are accused of convulsive offenses successful the indictment, including murder, aggravated battle with a deadly limb and equipped robbery. The alleged offenses day backmost arsenic aboriginal arsenic 2013.

      During a property league connected Tuesday, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said the removal of these 28 defendants disconnected the thoroughfare volition assistance support the assemblage safe.

        "It does not substance what your notoriety is, what your fame is. If you travel to Fulton County, Georgia and you perpetrate crimes and surely if those crimes are successful furtherance of a thoroughfare pack past you are going to go a people and a absorption of this territory attorney's office," Willis said.

          In a connection to CNN affiliate WSB, Williams' lawyer Brian Steel said, "the effect to immoderate allegation is Mr. Williams committed nary transgression whatsoeve​r and we volition combat to my past driblet of humor to wide him."

          CNN's Jason Morris contributed to this report.

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