It was reported that Young Thug and his team submitted a list of people he would like to be witnesses in the YSL RICO case.
Among the 36 people named, YouTube’s Global Head of Music, Lyor Cohen, and former Executive Vice President of Warner Music Group, Kevin Liles, were mentioned. Court documents surfaced noting over 1,000 people may be called as potential jurors for the trial. As previously reported, jury selection for the trial started in January 2023 and is expected to take months.
Possible jurors for the trial will have to take a questionnaire created by the court under oath, with the questionnaire taking a look at “potential hardships” like a physical or mental disability. The documents that surfaced broke down the process, saying, “The Jury Clerk shall send a sufficient number of subpoenas to result in the appearance of an additional 1200 prospective trial jurors: 300 on February 24, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.; 300 on March 17, 2023, at 9:30 AM; 300 on April 28, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.; and 300 on May 19, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.”
The document also noted that “prospective jurors will watch a pre-recorded reading of the indictment for this case and hear preliminary jury instructions from Chief Judge Glanville on these respective dates.” News of this comes after a co-defendant in the YSL RICO case filed a motion for a mistrial.