Fani Willis’ Trial Takes Unexpected Turn as Rapper Young Thug’s Attorney Gets Arrested Mid-Trial

Fani Willis’ YSL RICO trial took an unexpected turn on Monday when rapper Young Thug’s attorney was found in contempt of court and sent to jail during the trial.

Brian Steel, the lawyer representing Young Thug, also known as Jeffrey Williams, and other defendants in a complex RICO case, was jailed for contempt of court.

According to Law & Crime, Steel was allegedly held in contempt for refusing to disclose his source who informed him about the proceedings of a private hearing earlier in the day.

Judge Ural Glanville held Brian Steel in contempt for failing to reveal the source of a private discussion involving a witness and the State.

“I’m going to give you five minutes. If you don’t tell me who it is, I’m going to put you in contempt,” Judge Glanville said to Brian Steel.

“I don’t need five minutes,” Steel replied.

After a short recess, the judge gave the attorney one more chance.

“Mr. Steel, I’m going to ask you again. I need you to tell me how you got this information. This is so sacrosanct to have a conversation in my chambers parroted to you,” the judge said.

The deputy walked over to Brian Steel and whispered in his ear before he was taken into custody.


Earlier this year a top prosecutor from Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis’ office screamed at the judge overseeing the RICO trial of rapper Young Thug.

On Wednesday, Assistant District Attorney Adriane Love raised her voice at Judge Ural Glanville after being informed that she wasn’t effectively managing the RICO case against Young Thug, also known as Jeffrey Williams, and other defendants.

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“Well, then you all should have gotten yourself together beforehand,” the judge said to Love.

“Have a seat, madam! Have a seat! You better exclude that and next time, make sure you’re prepared!” the judge continued.

“You continue to engage in this pattern of behavior, you don’t want to accept my ruling, and I know you’re trying to be an advocate, but at some point just stop,” the judge said to Adriane Love. “Just stop. I made my ruling.”

Adriane Love shouted over the judge and argued her office was handling evidence properly.

“Judge, we talked to them [the defense] this morning about that and attempted… I talked to them earlier this week!” Love screamed. “Your honor, so the court punishes the state because the defense—”

The judge interrupted Love: “I’m not punishing anybody, but prior preparation prevents poor performance.”

Love shouted back: “We prepared, judge! That”s why I sent them what I sent them last week! A whole week and a half ago! Two weeks, your honor!”


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By Hunter Fielding
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