Why Young Thug Will Be Found NOT GUILTY of Rico Allegations

Atlanta rapper Young Thug was denied bond Thursday following an hours-long hearing in his Fulton County racketeering case.

The rapper, whose real name is Jeffery Williams, pleaded not guilty during the hearing. But a Superior Court judge ruled he must stay in jail, siding with prosecutors who raised concerns about witness intimidation ahead of trial.

Judge Ural Glanville denied bond even though Williams’ attorneys promised to hire a team of off-duty law enforcement officers to monitor his activity 24 hours a day during home confinement. A number of witnesses testified in support of the hip-hop star as he watched remotely from a small room at the Cobb County Detention Center for nearly 10 hours.

Attorney Brian Steel said Williams offered to be placed on house arrest at any one of his four Atlanta-area homes before trial.

Steel said his client was also willing to wear an ankle monitor, undergo regular drug tests and surrender his cellphone and passport. All he would want, his attorney said, was access to an in-home recording studio.

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