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Young Thug’s Attorney Arrested, Held In Contempt Of Court In RICO Case

Steel has requested to serve his term in jail alongside Thug in order to prepare for his case.

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Young Thug, Brian Steel
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Brian Steel, the representative, for Young Thug found himself in hot water when he was arrested and charged with contempt of court for refusing to disclose a source related to his clients RICO case.

According to The Washington Post Judge Ural Glanville took action against Thugs lawyer after he declined to reveal how he learned about an alleged meeting involving Judge Glanville, Kenneth Copeland (a witness in the YSL case) and certain district attorneys.

Judge Glanville asserted that regardless of where the information originated from Steel had breached court regulations and would be held in contempt unless he divulged his information source. “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,” the judge told Steel.

Despite repeated inquiries from the judge regarding the origin of the discussion Brian remained tight lipped. “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 insisted. Despite Steels plea for a mistrial his request was denied, leading to his arrest.

After a break Judge Glanville sentenced Brian Steel “to serve 20 days in the Fulton County Jail to serve every weekend for criminal contempt.” Surprisingly Steel requested to serve his sentence alongside rapper Thugger so he could continue working on their defense than contesting the punishment.

Steel has been instructed to serve his 20 day sentence on the ten weekends. He must report to “901 Rice Street NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30318 at 7 PM on Fridays”  will be released by 7 PM on Sundays. His confinement will commence on Friday, June 14. Conclude on Sunday, Aug. 18.

“Steel asked the judge to allow him to serve that time at the Cobb County Jail, where Young Thug is being held, and not at the Fulton County Jail, which Glanville said he would consider,” The Post added.

The legal troubles involving Young Thug have been an aspect of his life for the two years. In May 2022 he was arrested on charges of murder, assault, theft and illegal possession of a firearm. The trial has been ongoing for over 17 months now. Stands out as one of longest Georgia’s legal proceedings, in history.