Young Thug's Lawyer Makes Stunning Request After Receiving Jail Sentence

By Tony M. Centeno

June 11, 2024

Young Thug & Brian Steel
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Young Thug's lawyer Brian Steel made a humble request after he was held in contempt during the YSL RICO trial.

On Monday evening, June 10, WSB-TV in Atlanta confirmed the rapper's longtime attorney was charged with contempt of court and sentenced to 10 weekends in at the Fulton County Jail. Steel will begin his sentence this Friday at 7:00 pm and will be released at 7:00 pm on Sunday. He'll repeat the process for a total of 20 days. After Judge Ural Glanville handed down the sentence, Steel made a stunning request to serve his sentence alongside his client Young Thug at the Cobb County jail.

Judge Ural Glanville ordered the bailiff to take Steel into custody during day 88 of the trial after he accused the presiding judge and the district attorney of coercion and witness tampering. During a heated exchange, Steel stood ten toes down as he called out Glanville and the prosecution for meeting with witness Kenneth "Lil Woody" Copeland without him or any defense attorney present.

"How about Mr. Copeland who supposedly announced that he's not testifying and he'll sit for two years and then supposedly this honorable court — Excuse me, let me rephrase that — this court supposedly said, 'I can hold you until the end of this trial,'" Steel said to Judge Glanville. "Ms. Hilton supposed said, 'Actually all of the defendants.' And then all 26 people are disposed of. If that's true, what this is... is coercion, witness intimidation, ex parte communications that we have a constitutional right to be present for."

Copeland had just spent the weekend in jail after he was held in contempt for pleading the Fifth Amendment during his scheduled testimony. According to Steel, a source informed him about a meeting in which the judge and prosecutors allegedly threatened him with more time in prison if he didn't testify. Glanville pressed Steel to tell him who gave him the information, but he refused. That's when Judge Glanville held Steel in contempt.

Steel's wife, Collette Steel, immediately filed a Notice of Appeal following Judge Glanville's ruling. She will represent him during his appeal process.

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