After a dramatic day in court, Young Thug’s lawyer was sent to prison with him

Young Thug appears in court after being accused of being a founding member of the Young Slime Life gang

Young Thug’s lawyer will join him in prison after his trial took a dramatic turn yesterday (June 10).

On May 9, 2022, rapper Young Thug was arrested after being charged along with 27 others in a 56-count indictment in Atlanta.

The 32-year-old, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, is accused of being a founding member of the Young Slime Life gang.

Prosecutors say YSL members were involved in murder, attempted murder, armed robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, theft, drug trafficking, carjacking and witness intimidation.

Young Thug himself has not been charged with murder, but he is charged with violating Georgia’s Criminal Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, engaging in street gang activity, three counts of violating Georgia’s Controlled Substances Act, possessing a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possessing a firearm machine.

If found guilty, Williams faces 120 years in prison.

Young Thug is currently on trial on several charges, including attempted murder (Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)

At the center of all the drama, Williams’ attorney, Brian Steel, took center stage, and his defense attracted attention for all the wrong reasons.

According to Billboard, Steel said of his client: “(Young Thug) doesn’t even know most of the people in this indictment.

“He doesn’t sit around and tell people to kill someone.

“He doesn’t need their money.

“Jeffery is worth tens of millions of dollars.”

Steel continued: “He does not run this criminal street gang in the Bleveland neighborhood of Cleveland Avenue for wealth, money or power.

“Jeffery Williams has done this through will, hard work and determination with no help from anyone except the people of this area, on whom he will not turn his back.”

Yesterday (June 10), during a dramatic day in court, the rapper’s lawyer was arrested for contempt of court (Law&Crime Network)

Now, after a dramatic turn of events, Steel joins Young Thug in prison.

Yesterday (June 10), Steel was arrested, found in criminal contempt and sentenced to almost three weeks in prison after he refused to reveal who told him about a private meeting between the judge, the prosecution and a key witness in the trial.

Judge Ural Glanville told the defense lawyer that he would face prison if he did not provide the source of the information.

“If you don’t tell me, you’ll be in jail at five o’clock this morning or whenever we finish,” the judge said.

Later in the hearing, Steel received 20 days in jail. He will serve his sentence on the weekends beginning June 14.

Brian Steel asks to serve his sentence alongside his client so they can pursue his case (Law&Crime Network)

Although Steel is appealing the decision, he has asked to serve his sentence with Young Thug in the Fulton County Jail if his appeal is not successful.

“I would ask if I could be with Mr. Williams and we’ve been working on our case all weekend, all these weekends. Otherwise I can’t prepare, I talk to Mr. Williams all the time,” Steel argued.

Glanville agreed to the lawyer’s request, replying: “You have my support. I’ll talk to our sheriff and maybe we can work it out.”

The judge also said he would lift the contempt order if Steel revealed his source.

UNILAD has reached out to representatives from Brian Steel and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office for comment.

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