American rapper Gunna pleads guilty in Atlanta auction

American rapper Gunna, who was arrested earlier this year along with rapper Young Thug and more than two dozen others, pleaded guilty in Atlanta to conspiracy to commit fraud, according to a statement released by his lawyers. ta.

In May, Ulton County prosecutors received an 88-page indictment alleging that members of the Young Slime Life street crime gang committed violent crimes to collect money for the gang, promote its reputation, and promote its reputation. reputation and develop its power and territory.

Gunna, whose real name is Sergio Kitchens, appeared in court on Wednesday and took part in what is known as Alford’s plea, which allows a person to maintain his innocence while acknowledging that a guilty plea was what is in his best interest.

“While I have agreed to remain honest, I would like to make it clear that I do NOT make any statements, do NOT interview, do NOT cooperate, do NOT agree to testify or testify for or against any person. any party to the case. and has absolutely NO intention of participating in the trial in any way,” the rapper said in the statement.

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A Georgia judge denied bond Thursday night against Atlanta rapper Young Thug, who is charged with conspiring to violate the state’s RICO Act and participating in a street crime gang (Amy Harris/Invision/ AP)

Steve Sadow, one of his attorneys, said Kitchens was sentenced to five years, with the time served and the remainder suspended.

He also had to do 500 hours of community service, including 350 hours talking “with young men and women about the dangers and immorality of gangs and gang violence, as well as the decadence.” it has caused in our community,” Sadow wrote in an email.

Nor is he allowed to have any firearms or have contact with the other accused except through his attorney or music label.

The trial of the others charged in the indictment will begin next month.

Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, co-wrote the hit This is America with Childish Gambino, making history by becoming the first hip-hop song to win a Grammy for Song of the Year 2019.

Fulton County prosecutors said in late 2012 he and two others formed Young Slime Life, a violent street crime gang commonly known as the YSL and with links to the national Bloods gang. family. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges against him.

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Young thug (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Separately, the Atlanta Constitution Review reported that Walter Murphy, another person charged in the indictment, pleaded guilty on Tuesday.

Prosecutors said he co-founded the Young Slime Life gang with Williams. Murphy was sentenced to 10 years, with one year of reduced sentence and nine years of probation, the newspaper reported.

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Kitchens said in his statement that when he joined YSL in 2016, he did not see it as a gang but as “a group of people from metro Atlanta who share common interests and artistic aspirations.”

His focus, he said, was on entertainment, “rapists who wrote and performed music that exaggerated and ‘glorified’ urban life in the black community”.

Kitchens signed to Williams’ Young Stoner Life record label. He hit number two on the Billboard 200 album chart with DS4Ever this year.

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