Update of 04/01/2021 at 5:06 pm:
A Louisiana judge ordered NBA YoungBoy to remain behind bars until trial on his recent gun charges.
Before the judge’s ruling, a California justice of the peace granted YoungBoy bail that included $ 540,000 in cash, security in the form of two properties valued at $ 1.5 million, drugs and an ankle monitor. However, the bail had to be approved by a Louisiana judge since that’s where the rapper’s tenure came from.
The 21-year-old artist was due for release on March 30, but the Louisiana judge ordered the rapper to remain in custody.
The judge said that based on YoungBoy’s offenses and criminal history, “no condition or combination of conditions will reasonably ensure the safety of the community if the defendant is granted bail before trial. The defendant’s criminal history includes violent crimes and the felony for which the defendant was charged with possession of a firearm. The defendant attempted to flee during his arrest, indicating a lack of respect for law enforcement and law enforcement officials. law. The accused also has a history of drug use. “
NBA YoungBoy has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm in violation of national firearms law. Despite the judge’s decision, he can request a review of his detention if future evidence allows him to do so.
Original 03/26/2021 at 6:40 p.m .:
Lawyer Mohammed Gangat has returned to provide an update on the NBA YoungBoy case, revealing that a California judge granted the rapper $ 540,000 bail.
âThe bond for YoungBoy outside of California is a $ 540,000 bond,â Gangat said. âHe put in half a million dollars in cash. In addition, he has put up – as collateral – two properties worth over 1.5 million dollars and he has to wear an ankle monitor. , he will not be under house arrest. according to the bond set by the California judge. He simply has to wear the ankle monitor, but he is otherwise free to travel. “
However, in a video released hours earlier, the attorney claimed that after the California judge granted bail last Tuesday, the government filed an appeal and said the decision should be reviewed by a Louisiana judge. because that’s where the arrest warrant came from. The California judge gave the prosecution a week to appeal to a Louisiana, YoungBoy is expected to remain in custody until Tuesday, March 30.
Despite the appeal, Gangat doubts a Louisiana judge would disagree with the California judge and expects YoungBoy to be released next week.
“Given that the California judge concluded that these circumstances are sufficient for YoungBoy, why would a Louisiana judge find any any different?” he asked. “The Louisiana judge looks at the same facts, he looks at the same charges and he makes a decision under the same federal law. Of course, it’s a different court and a different circuit, and the way the laws are applied. varies somewhat., that shouldn’t vary much. If that California judge said, “Hey, that much money and these restrictions are good,” it would be very, very strange for a judge in Louisiana to say, “Oh no, no amount of money and no restrictions. That would be very rare. I expect the Louisiana judge to release YoungBoy on Tuesday. “
Gangat had previously predicted that YoungBoy would face RICO charges. However, YoungBoy’s attorney revealed that Baton Rouge’s arrest warrant was for Felon in possession of a gun.