Gunna gets freed from prison after agreeing to plea deal in YSL Rico case.
Gunna secures freedom from prison …Pleads Guilty To Racketeering Charge, Denounces Gangs
Gunna Freed from Prison After Taking Plea Deal in YSL Rico Case
The Banking on Me rapper, real name Sergio Kitchens, had been detained since May when he was arrested along with more than 20 other YSL Records colleagues for conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act.
The 29-year-old accepted a pre-negotiated plea on Wednesday and was given a five-year sentence; one year was commuted for time served, and the other four were suspended pending completion of community service and other probationary requirements. Later in the day, he was freed.
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“When I became affiliated with YSL in 2016, I did not consider it a ‘gang’; more like a group of people from metro Atlanta who had common interests and artistic aspirations,” he said in a statement obtained by multiple outlets.
“I have chosen to end my own RICO case with an Alford plea and end my personal ordeal by publicly acknowledging my association with YSL. An Alford plea in my case is the entry of a guilty plea to the one charge against me, which is in my best interest, while at the same time maintaining my innocence toward the same charge. I love and cherish my association with YSL music, and always will.”
Gunna then insisted that he has not been cooperating with prosecutors and hasn’t agreed to testify or be a witness in any legal proceedings against his fellow YSL associates.