YOUNG THUG RICO CASE: YSL Members Takes Plea Deal, Agrees To Testify Against Young Thug - WhatsOnRap

A seventh YSL affiliate has negotiated his release from prison in the high-profile case against Young Thug and alleged gang members. 

In Young Thug's RICO case, a seventh YSL associate has reached a plea deal and been released from jail. Antonio Sledge was sentenced to 15 years probation after pleading guilty to conspiracy to violate the RICO Act and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The 41-year-old, also known as Mounk Tounk, agreed to testify at the trial next month if called upon, but he can invoke his Fifth Amendment rights while on the stand.

Sledge may have already harmed Young Thug's chances of freedom by admitting that YSL associates murdered Donovan Thomas Jr. on his behalf in 2015, and that he and others went to the rapper's house after the murder.

Sledge said Thug took care of himself and other associates by providing them money to "lay low" after Thomas Jr.'s murder. He also said that YSL colleagues utilized a couple of petrol stations as a site to distribute narcotics.

Although the amount of plea bargains continues to rise, Thug is unlikely to be offered one. Prosecutors consider him as "the objective of this case," according to Atlanta-based reporter George Chidi, and are pursuing a conviction that would keep him behind bars.

Gunna, Young Thug's brother Unfoonk, Slimelife Shawty (Winnie Lee), and Lil Duke are among the previous YSL associates to accept plea agreements (Martinez Arnold). YSL co-founder Walter Murphy and Antonio "Obama" Sumlin have both pleaded not guilty, reducing the number of defendants to 21 ahead of the trial on January 9.

On December 22, Sumlin pleaded guilty to one count of Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act conspiracy, two counts of conspiracy to commit a crime, and participation in criminal street gang activity.