Gunna Released From Jail After Pleading Guilty in YSL RICO Case
Gunna pleaded guilty today to one count of conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, Atlanta’s Channel 2 Action News reports and Pitchfork can confirm. The rapper took an Alford plea, meaning that he pleaded guilty to the one charge while maintaining his innocence on that same charge as a form of self-preservation.
Gunna was sentenced to five years in prison, but it was commuted to time served; the remaining balance of the sentence has been suspended, too, meaning that he is likely to be released from custody in due time. As part of the deal, the rapper will serve 500 hours of community service.
In a statement shared with Pitchfork by Gunna’s lawyer Steve Sadow, the musician said:
Gunna was arrested in May with Young Thug and other members of the Young Stoner Life (YSL) label and imprint. The arrests were the result of an indictment that charged the rappers and others with conspiring to violate the RICO Act.
Young Thug remains incarcerated as he awaits trial. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, jury selection in the case is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.