Gunna declined the link; Trial set for January 2023

Gunna may have to spend her time in prison until next year.

A Fulton County judge denied bail to an Atlanta rapper on a RICO charge during an arraignment hearing Monday morning. Gunna, real name Sergio Kitchens, was jailed in an Atlanta jail on May 11 as part of an indictment for RICO which also named 27 other people, including team leader YSL, Young Thug.

On a Zoom video in court, Gunna pleaded not guilty to a charge of violating Georgia’s anti-racketeering law. The prosecution argued Gunna was ‘not just an associate’ of the group, saying he was a ‘documented gang member’ who was ‘one of the bosses’ and held a ‘command position’ in the group that “leads their troops”. in combat. »

The Fulton County judge denied bail, saying he was concerned about the possible “danger to witnesses and others related to this” that is, witness tampering. He set Gunna’s trial date for January 9, 2023, but said he may consider bail for good cause at a later date.

The judge will decide Thug’s bail on June 2 as he resolves a “conflict of interest” issue, which prosecutors raised during the hearing, Fox10 reports.

In a statement, Gunna’s attorney, Steven Sadow, told Billboard, “The court was clearly concerned about the threats and intimidation of witnesses. We believe that when the court hears evidence, and not just the words of the prosecutor, it will conclude that releasing Sergio on bail will not, directly or indirectly, pose a significant risk to witnesses. We look forward to having an evidentiary hearing on this as soon as the court permits. »

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