Young Thug‘s brother is denying that he snitched after taking a plea deal in the ongoing RICO case against the rapper and his Young Slime Life (YSL) street gang, after his released from custody this week.
On Tuesday, Quantavious Grier, known by his stage name as Unfoonk, pleaded guilty to one county of violating the RICO Act as well as one count of theft by receiving stolen property, according to WSB-TV.
Young Thug’s Brother Accepts Plea Deal For Immediate Prison Release, Denies Accusations Of Snitching
Unfoonk had been sentenced to 12 years in prison, but now has two years commuted to time served alongside 10 years of probation, the outlet reports.
Shortly after his release Tuesday, Unfoonk posted a statement to his Instagram Stories where he denied accusations of snitching on his brother.
Unfoonk took to his Instagram Stories shortly after his release to respond to those accusing him of snitching on Young Thug, asking anyone to “show me in the paperwork (that) I told on anybody.”
“Damn people really think I told on my own brother smh,” he wrote. “show me in the paper work I told on anybody lol, I’m not even fenna entertain any of it, peace and blessings.”
Unfoonk’s Release Depends On A Number Of Conditions, Including Community Service, Curfew
While Unfoonk is indeed a free man as of Tuesday, there are a number of conditions he must meet as a part of the plea deal, including 750 hours of community service.
He also cannot possess any guns or commit any criminal acts, and has a 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. He’s not allowed to contact his brother or any other of his co-defendants in the indictment until the case has over.
Another part of the terms of his release is he must testify if called upon, however he maintains his right to invoke his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination, according to the outlet.
Young Thug’s brother UNFOONK accepts plea deal in YSL case pic.twitter.com/1sndjA8fBR
— SAY CHEESE! 👄🧀 (@SaycheeseDGTL) December 21, 2022
As of Tuesday, Unfoonk is the fifth defendant to take a plea deal in the YSL Rico case thus far.
Meanwhile, fellow YSL associate, defendant and rapper Gunna pleaded guilty to a racketeering conspiracy last week, and was similarly released from custody after being handed down a four-year sentence with one year already served.
Gunna’s terms of release also include 500 hours of community service, according to the outlet.
Unfoonk (Quantavious Grier) is Young Thug's brother who got out of prison on appeal in 2019 after serving 11 years of a life sentence for murder
the final condition of his release today: "no contact with your brother Jeffery Williams until this case has concluded" pic.twitter.com/P6KBUYe2rs
— Joe Coscarelli (@joecoscarelli) December 20, 2022
Gunna & Three Other YSL Co-Defendants Similarly Accept Plea Deals Ahead Of Upcoming Jan. 9 Trial
He accepted an Alford plea, meaning he doesn’t admit to committing any crimes but acknowledges there’s enough evidence against him to plead guilty.
Gunna was similarly accused of snitching on his co-defendants and also issued a statement denying the claims following his release, The Shade Room previously reported.
“While I have agreed to always be truthful, I want to make it perfectly clear that I have NOT made any statements, have NOT been interviewed, have NOT cooperated, have NOT agreed to testify or be a witness for or against any party in the case and have absolutely NO intention of being involved in the trial process in any way,” he wrote.
Gunna went on to say that his “focus of YSL was entertainment — rap artists who wrote and performed music that exaggerated and ‘glorified’ urban life in the Black community.”
YSL co-founder Walter Murphy, Slimelife Shawty (Winnie Lee) and Lil Duke (Martinez Arnold) took plea deals as well, leaving 23 defendants left as the January 9 trial draws near.
However, it’s unlikely that Young Thug will be offered a plea deal, with prosecutors viewing him as “the target of this case” and will likely seek a conviction that will lead to a prison sentence, according to Atlanta-based reporter George Chidi.