Gunna is a free man. He was released from jail after pleading guilty to racketeering and conspiracy charges. In a sweeping gang indictment, rapper Young Thug and several other alleged members of the Young Slime Life (YSL) criminal street gang.
The Atlanta rapper entered a negotiated plea. Also known as an Alford plea, it’s when a defendant doesn’t admit they committed the crime, but acknowledges that it’s in their best interest to plead guilty. The charge Gunna faced was one count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corruption Act (RICO).
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Gunna was sentenced to five years with one year served in prison. Upon the guilty plea, the one-year was commuted to time served. The four years remaining on his sentence were suspended. He will be subject to special conditions, including 500 hours of community service.
Gunna personally released a statement, saying:
“While I have agreed to always be truthful, Gunna wants to make it perfectly clear that he has NOT made any statements. I have NOT been interviewed. He hasn’t cooperated. He hasn’t agreed to testify or be a witness for or against any party in the case. I have absolutely NO intention of being involved in the trial process in any way.”
WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING
Artist and fans took to social media, expressing their ideas and thoughts on Gunna choice to take a plea deal. Some people are saying he has incriminated Young Thug and the YSL camp. He is now being titled a snitch amongst the Hip-Hop community.
Gunna’s lawyers made statements on social media. Regarding his decision they state that Gunna is not snitching or incriminating his label executives or label mates. Let us know what you think in the comments.
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