As the jury selection for the YSL RICO trial gets underway, the state of Georgia has revealed a list of 372 potential witnesses who could be called to the stand to testify in the Young Slime Life case.
According to WSB-TV reporter, Michael Seiden, who was in the courtroom Wednesday (Jan. 4) as the jury selection process began. The list includes top industry rappers such as Lil Wayne, Birdman, YFN Lucci, Rich Homie Quan and even Young Thug’s sister, Alexis “Dolly’ Grier.
“JUST IN: Lil Wayne, Birdman, Rich Homie Quan, YFN Lucci among notable witnesses who could testify against Young Thug during YSL trial,” a tweet by Seiden reads.
The state list also includes 157 names connected to the Atlanta police department, 62 names from various law enforcement agencies, and 125 lay witnesses.
Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Williams, is one of 14 defendants scheduled to face RICO conspiracy charges on January 9 in a trial that could last six to nine months. The state of Georgia’s Rico case originally charged 28 defendants, but eight YSL members including Gunna, Slimelife Shawty, Lil Duke and Young Thug’s brother Unfoonk have taken plea deals, while six others will be tried separately because they still don’t have an attorney or they remain fugitives.
Prosecutors allege that Young Thug was “one of the founders of Young Slime Life, an alleged criminal street gang accused of committing violent crimes, including murder and armed robbery from 2013-2022. However, defense attorneys allege that YSL is a record label and clothing company.
Elsewhere in the trial, Future, Trippie Red and T.I. were also listed as potential witnesses for one of Young Thug’s co-defendants, Miles Farley, who refused to take a plea deal.
It’s unclear if any of the aforementioned names would agree to take the stand during the high profile trial. YFN Lucci — through his attorneys— already denied that he will be testifying as a witness against Young Thug.
Drew Findling, who is the attorney for Lucci, said the rapper has never been interviewed or subpoenaed by law enforcement nor the Fulton County District Attorney’s office in relation to the YSL trial.
“Rayshawn Bennett (Lucci), has never been interviewed or subpoenaed by law-enforcement, the Fulton County District Attorney‘s office or any of the party’s regarding the YSL case. Any party can announce for example that Abraham Lincoln is on their witness list, but those words alone are meaningless,” the statement read. “So, to be 100% clear, Rayshawn Bennett (Lucci) will not be a witness in the YSL case. His focus, as it should be, is on his pending Fulton County case.”
Young Thug faces a potential life in prison if convicted.