The long awaited Young Thug and YSL RICO trial may be further delayed after attorneys on the case made a significant request.
According to AllHipHop, a potential juror in the Young Thug RICO case was under observation, according to Fulton County prosecutors.
“Surveillance conducted by the State confirms that Juror B has spent the night at his Cobb County residence for 28 out of the past 30 nights,” prosecutors announced.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, prosecutors admitted that they placed the potential juror under observation, by examining his travels to determine where he actually lived.
“Additionally, license plate readers have placed Juror B in Cobb County more than 300 times between Aug. 11, 2023 and Oct. 3, 2023,” they stated. The LPRs further show that when Juror B does enter Fulton County, he goes nowhere near his mother’s residence.”
The surveillanced juror was suspected of living in a Cobb County apartment, and not Fulton County where he stated that he lived with his mother.
According to AllHipHop, the man was seen traveling and residing at his Cobb County apartment 28 days out of 30 days. The publication also notes that license plate readers didn’t record him going to his mother’s house located in Fulton County.
Prosecutors on the case requested to have the juror removed from the jury, as they deemed that a potential guilty verdict could in fact be overturned because he isn’t a Fulton County resident, according to a A Fulton County District Attorney spokesperson.
“As is permitted by law, we review public records of jurors to ensure they are eligible to serve on a jury, particularly in major cases,” the spokesperson stated. “Our review of this juror’s public information indicates that he lives in Cobb County, making it illegal for him to serve on a Fulton County jury. A further review confirmed he is ineligible. At no time did anyone from the DA’s office have contact with the juror.”
Although prosecutors filed a motion to have the juror removed from the jury, the case’s defense attorneys argued that the man did nothing wrong. They also expressed their feelings regarding the decision to place the man under surveillance.
“I think it is improper,” Suri Chadha Jimenez, defense attorney for YSL Polo stated. “It’s not right to do this to citizens who are not criminals.”
“They’re surveilling people who are doing their civic duty by showing up to jury service. He did nothing wrong,” she continued.