YFN Lucci reportedly pleads guilty on gang charge, receives 10 year prison sentence
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YFN Lucci has pleaded guilty in a racketeering case in court today (January 23), local news station WSBTV reports. The Atlanta rapper, real name Rayshawn Bennett, was sentenced to 10 years in prison but may only serve 3.5 months in jail, with the rest potentially being spent on probation.
Bennett was first arrested by police in Atlanta in December 2021 and has been in jail awaiting trial since the following month. He was among a dozen suspects in a 105-count racketeering indictment centered around a local faction of the Bloods gang.
According to reporter Michael Seiden, who was in court this morning, Bennett pleaded guilty to one count of violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. The prosecution advised a 20-year sentence with 10 spent in prison. The terms of the plea deal meant that Bennett received credit for time served and, having been in jail for over three years awaiting trial, is approaching a point at which he will be available for parole. Should he be granted parole then he will serve the rest of his sentence on probation.
The initial indictment reportedly implicated Lucci in tampering with evidence at the crime scene of a murder, strangulation, and encouraging the assault of a person for playing a rival gang’s music, among other offenses. Bennett, who issued an apology to victims in court, was originally facing multiple criminal charges, including felony murder.