Young Thug has reportedly been named alongside Birdman in an indictment that alleges their involvement in a conspiracy to kill Lil Wayne in April. That month Lil Wayne’s tour-bus was shot at while the rapper and several others departed from a show in Atlanta.
Prosecutors allege Williams, Winfrey, Lil Wayne and Cash Money Records CEO and co-founder Bryan “Birdman” Williams, 46, are all members of the notorious west coast Bloods street gang.
Prosecutors cite Williams’ “Halftime” music video as well as his lyrics as evidence of the plot to kill Lil Wayne.
Young Thug was taken down by the U.S. Marshals Wednesday morning after allegedly threatening to kill a mall cop. The 23-year-old rapper, whose birth name is Jeffery Lamar Williams, was arrested without incident around 6 a.m. at a residence in Sandy Springs, according to Jim Joyner, spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force. The U.S. Marshals were helping Dunwoody police serve a warrant charging Williams with terroristic threats.
Dunwoody Police Department spokesman Officer Timothy Fecht said the charges were the product of a July 7 “dispute that Mr. Williams had with Perimeter Mall security.”
Thug left before cops arrived and a warrant was issued for his arrest. The incident occurred last week, but it took until today for U.S. Marshals to track him down at a home outside the ATL and hook him up.
Y.T. is currently at the Dekalb County Jail.
Rolling Out Reports: Record breaking arrests have been made in what is being called the largest case of food stamp fraud ever seen in the history of the program. Federal and state authorities have arrested a husband and wife team, Brandon and Kimberly Sapp, and charged them with being the ringleaders of the crime spree. The couple set up at least 18 fake grocery stores throughout the state of Georgia in Atlanta, Macon, Marietta, Lithonia, LaGrange, Stone Mountain, Riverdale and Savannah in predominately black neighborhoods. The scheme involved the alleged illegal purchase of more than $18 million worth of benefits between December 2009 and December 2012.
Once the fake stores were set up, it was then that the couple had their team go door to door asking people if they wanted to trade their food stamps and WIC vouchers for cash. Federal and state authorities opened an investigation that lasted longer than two years because of the scope of the food stamp fraud operation. U.S. Attorney Edward Tarver said “When you steal from the federal government, it’s theft. These are programs that were provided by Congress to provide nutritional food assistance to the most needy in our society.”
Now more than 70 arrests have been made in the investigation. These arrests include 30 people indicted for selling their food stamps and WIC vouchers. Georgia’s public health commissioner Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald stated “This is a huge deal for Georgia … this is unacceptable behavior. This will not be tolerated in Georgia.”