Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci has been in jail for a week after surrendering to the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office on racketeering charges.
The rapper, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, turned himself in after he was named, along with 11 others, in a 105 count indictment targeting the Bloods gang.
Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat told reporters that the rapper is housed in the Fulton County Jail in a way that keeps both him and the staff safe.
“We do treat charges more so than the celebrity status and he is certainly in our maximum security area,” Labat said.
Drew Findling, Bennett’s attorney, said the rapper was not a gang member. “He’s not guilty of all charges,” Findling said.
Findling said that the murder charge against Bennett, which has since been rolled into the racketeering case against him, will not stick in court.
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According to Findling, the incident happened when someone shot at Bennett’s car as he was driving with friends. Someone in the back seat defensively returned fire, and in the ensuing exchange of shots, a passenger in the car was killed, Findling said. Because Bennett was the driver, he was charged with felony murder.
The larger racketeering case is based, in part, on Bennett’s lyrics and some social media posts, the AJC reported.
The charges against YFN Lucci, include aggravated assault, armed robbery, property damage, murder, theft, and more.
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