Today (Jan. 23), it was revealed by TMZ that YFN Lucci pled guilty to one count of violating Georgia’s Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. As part of a plea deal, the Atlanta rapper was sentenced to 10 years in prison with another 10 years of probation to follow.
He was also given time served, beginning with his January 2021 arrest on aggravated assault and gang activity charges. As his attorney, Drew Findling, explained to the publication, YFN will become eligible for parole after 40 months behind bars, which — including the time served — could mean that the Long Live Nut talent will see freedom in a matter of months if he stays out of trouble.
“As he has maintained for three years now, Mr. Bennett will NOT cooperate in any other case. By entering into this resolution, he will be eligible for parole in as early as four months from now,” Findling told TMZ. “The prosecution has also agreed that he should be released early on parole and this will allow him to get back to his children, family and career.” WSB-TV correspondent Michael Seiden reported the amount of time required as three-and-a-half months.
Initially, Lucci — who’s real name is Rayshawn Bennett — was facing numerous felony counts, including felony murder, which carried a maximum penalty of life without parole. The situation stemmed from a December 2020 drive-by shooting that left 28-year-old James Adams fatally injured.
As REVOLT previously reported, Lucci was among 12 others named in a 105-count RICO indictment filed by Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis. Not long after the news hit, the 32-year-old shared a message to his fans on social media.
“Thank you for all your prayers and continued support,” he wrote at the time. “I am still incarcerated right now, but [I] am maintaining my innocence. To all my fans who have continued to show love and support, I’ll have some new music and content on the way!”