Young Thug’s Young Slime Life collective member YSL Polo, who had charges against him dropped after being found guilty of a different murder case, will no longer be a defendant in the YSL RICO trial. The District Attorney’s office is no longer pursuing the two counts against Cordarius Dorsey (aka Polo), according to prosecutor Adriane Love’s Tuesday (September 12) statement, which The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. According to the May 2022 indictment, the 33-year-old was accused of conspiring to break the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act and of conspiring to commit a felony.
The number of defendants in the YSL RICO case has decreased from 28 to just 7. Several additional cases have been closed recently, and many defendants, controversially including Gunna, have accepted plea deals.
Polo was convicted last week of killing 44-year-old Xavier Turner in January 2020; the crime was caught on camera. The video evidence that Polo killed Turner at the Old National Village Discount Mall in College Park, Georgia, was crucial in securing the conviction. The YSL member had previously received a life sentence for his involvement in a different homicide in 2019. Polo may be given two consecutive life terms without the possibility of release. Still, Love decided to continue the YSL case without him “in the interest of judicial economy and efficiency.”
Polo’s attorney, Chadha Jimenez, said,
“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.”
YSL Polo gained notoriety earlier this month due to a video that showed him being “crazy” in court. Young Thug’s lawyer then asked to remove YSL Polo from the list of YSL RICO defendants. Thug’s attorney, Brian Steel, looked bewildered throughout the court proceeding, held before Judge Ural Garrett, while Polo shook his head and arms erratically.
Young Thug's lawyer wants YSL Polo removed from thug's trial due to his questionable 'behavior' 😬 pic.twitter.com/5zJ6NTQjzg
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Reading Steel’s motion,
“Jeffery Williams, by and through undersigned counsel, hereby files this motion to sever parties in the above-referenced case,” “In support of this Motion, Mr. Williams shows as follows. Mr. Williams is innocent of all charges in the above-referenced indictment. “Mr. Dorsey, a co-indictee, has displayed unprofessional and unacceptable conduct in Court, in the presence of this Honorable Court, as announced on the Record on Thursday, August 31, 2023.”
The rapper Young Thug is still in jail awaiting trial after having his fourth bond request turned down in July. Given the protracted jury selection procedure and other delays in the case, he’ll most likely stay behind bars far into next year. He is accused of eight offenses, including conspiring to break the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, joining a gang and engaging in many drug and weapon offenses.