YFN Lucci Rejects 20-Year Plea Deal In Favour Of RICO Trial

The DA's deal for Lucci would require him to plead guilty to felony murder, racketeering, aggravated assault, and violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act.

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It seems YFN Lucci has no interest in enduring the same taunting that Gunna's facing since accepting a plea deal. Earlier this week, reports surfaced claiming that the accused killer was offered a 20-year agreement (17 of those in jail). As TMZ reports, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis will only sign off on the deal if Lucci agrees to plead guilty to felony murder, racketeering, aggravated assault, and violation of the street gang terrorism and prevention act.

Attorneys Drew Findling and Gabe Banks spoke with the outlet about Willis' terms this weekend, calling them "absurd." While representing their client – born
Rayshawn Bennett – the lawyers have apparently noticed the DA "intentionally dragging her feet." Specifically, they noted that Lucci is still awaiting his trial after over two and a half years in police custody. Instead of putting her attention toward YSL and YFN, Fani is focusing her efforts on "newer, high-profile cases that have completely monopolized the Court’s resources."

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YFN Lucci is Headed to Trial

Elsewhere, Findling and Banks accused the Fulton County DA of having an "utter inability to prosecute complex cases." While it sounds like they've got the odds stacked against them, Lucci's lawyers sound confident in seeking justice for him. "Despite the obstacles consistently placed in the way of Mr. Bennett’s constitutional right to a speedy and fair trial, we continue to be ready and prepared to defend these false allegations," they declared to TMZ.

In another report from earlier this week, it was alleged that several huge names in hip-hop will be called to the witness stand as Bennett's case unfolds. Among them are Gunna, Lil Baby, and Young Thug, though the latter is highly unlikely to appear as his own legal proceedings are still playing out at this time. Do you think YFN Lucci will be able to make a clean break from his RICO trial? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for any updates from the ongoing case.

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.