Gunna Reportedly Denied Bond Over Witness Tampering Concerns, Trial Set For January 2023
A Fulton County Judge denied bond for Rapper Gunna citing concerns about witness tampering in his RICO case.
A Fulton County Judge denied bond for Gunna, citing concerns about witness tampering in his RICO case.
It’s been two weeks since Atlanta rapper Gunna surrendered to Fulton County authorities on a RICO indictment he was named in. Since then, his legal team has remained consistent in their messaging that he is innocent and the courts are trying to use lyrics to falsely portray him.
Today, Judge Ural Glanville denied his bond due to witness tamper concerns, according to Billboard. Prosecutors also allege Gunna is serving a “command” role within the gang that allegedly doubles as the YSL record label.
Prosecutors said Gunna is a “documented” gang member and that he and Williams “direct their troops” to commit violent acts. The judge said his biggest concern was witness tampering.
Gunna’s attorney can file a renewed motion for bond at a later date.
— Jewel Wicker (@jewelwickershow) May 23, 2022
During the hearing, Gunna and his legal team offered up several assurances for bond conditions, including a $750k secured bond, house arrest with electronic monitoring, and forfeiture of three properties. In addition, his parents would also put up their homes and allow persecutors to record all phone call communications.
Defense attorney Brian Steel was preparing to present his arguments on behalf of Young Thug, but prosecutors are arguing a conflict of interest, so this may be continued. It’s still unclear, but judge is handling the other defendants while we wait for a decision.@wsbtv
— Michael Seiden (@SeidenWSBTV) May 23, 2022
Where do we go from here?
Authorities continue to object to Brian Steel representing multiple people in the case, pushing Young Thug’s bond hearing to be delayed. Young Thug’s hearing will now take place on June 2. Gunna’s trial date has been set for even later: January 9, 2023. More than likely, his attorney will file a renewed motion for bond later.
You can watch moments from the hearing below.