Last year, a slew of charges were brought against members of Young Thug’s crew, Young Stoner Life (YSL), as an investigation into potential racketeering took place. However, despite the release of Gunna and the upcoming verdict concerning Young Thug himself, YSL Polo has been sentenced to life imprisonment on separate murder charges.
In May of last year, the 33-year-old emcee (real name Cordarius Dorsey) was hit with a RICO charge and detained pending an investigation into his potential involvement in racketeering and conspiracy to commit a crime. Many of Polo’s clique took plea deals. However, he will not be afforded that luxury.
This guilty verdict is a result of the January 2020 murder of Xavier Turner, which was caught on camera. The video evidence of Polo shooting and killing Turner at Old National Village Discount Mall in Atlanta was an integral piece of footage that ultimately saw the judge find the rapper guilty.
According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Fulton County District Attorney’s (DA) office will no longer pursue the two counts against Polo as he now faces two life sentences without parole. The DA has stated that this is “in the interest of judicial economy and efficiency.”
Addressing Dorsey’s former RICO investigations, Polo’s attorney, Chadha Jimenez, stated, “I’m a little disappointed that it took the state nine months to realize this is a major waste of taxpayer dollars. Mr. Dorsey should have never been part of this. He was already serving a life sentence without parole.”
Despite the closing of YSL Polo’s case, Young Thug still remains in jail and faces eight charges, including conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and participation in criminal street gang activity, as well as a string of drug and weapons offences.
Having attempted multiple times to request bond, Thug will remain detained until his official hearing next year while the courts continue their lengthy jury selection process.