Young Thugs older brother Unfoonkwhose real name is quantity grierswas arrested by Young Slime Life (YSL) on a weapons charge just months after accepting a plea in the ongoing RICO case.
Young Thug’s older brother, Unfoonk, was arrested on gun charges months after accepting the YSL-RICO plea deal
On Thursday, Unfoonk was arrested for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon and being linked to a criminal street gang while participating in illegal activities, according to WSB-TV.
The rapper is also facing other minor traffic offenses stemming from this latest arrest.
Unfoonk pleaded guilty in December to RICO law violation and theft by receiving stolen property in connection with the YSL case.
Unfoonk accepted a 12-year sentence with two years already commuted to time served and 10 years probation, reports WSB-TV.
He will do 750 hours of community service and will observe a 10pm to 6am curfew as part of his probation.
He is also prohibited from having contact with his brother, Young Thug, or any of the other YSL defendants until the RICO case is closed.
It’s unclear how his immediate arrest will affect his pleading.
This is the police version of events, which of course is missing some key details used in its defense.
We’ll see what the judge says, but for now, Unfoonk is being held without bond. pic.twitter.com/w9bYg6b5Ex
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The young thug remains behind bars while awaiting trial in the YSL RICO case
His younger brother, Young Thug, remains behind bars while awaiting trial in the RICO case against his record company. Prosecutors claim YSL is a “criminal street gang”.
Thug faces eight charges, including conspiracy to violate the RICO Act and involvement in street gang criminal activity, as well as weapons and drug offenses.
Thug filed a fourth bail request with his attorney Brian Stahlwho said his client was languishing “in county jail,” according to a motion filed April 24.
In the application obtained by 11Alive, Steel says Thugger cannot stay healthy, noting that his client has limited options for healthy eating.
He claims the rapper relies on foods with “zero health benefits” like chocolate and chips.
In addition, the rapper has had little access to fresh air and sunlight since May 2022.
Thug suffers from constant “sleep deprivation” as he only gets five hours of sleep each night. And when he appears in court, he has to get up at 3 or 4 a.m., the outlet reports.
Judge Ural Glanville has not yet ruled on the request.
Thug has maintained his innocence throughout the trial, having been plagued by several issues from the start. This includes the arrest of a lawyer, Anastassios Manettas, representing another defendant in the case.
Jury selection in the YSL-RICO trial is now in its fifth month of hearings.