Young Thug appears to be sharing a cell with his lawyer if he fails to provide the necessary document that Judge Ural Glanville requested.
When Glanville, the presiding judge in Young Thug’s RICO YSL trial, asked lawyer Eric Johnson to submit a 17-page all-original essay about professionalism, the Young Thug trial took an unexpected turn.
Glanville announced an update on Johnson’s paper during the trial in a tweet posted by Law & Crime Network:
“The Importance of Professionalism in the Legal Field and Treating One’s Opponents with Civility.”
Johnson admitted that he had “not even started” on the paper. Instead, Johnson attempted to dismiss the request by requesting $250 instead.
Glanville replied that he had already declined the initial request to pay $1000 in place of the paper:
“That wasn’t offered to you,”
The 17-page essay on professionalism is due at noon on April 28, 2023. The paper must not only include 10 primary and 10 secondary sources but it must also be published in a legal journal. Johnson faces a month in jail for contempt of court if he fails to submit the paper.
When Johnson argued that he had never been published and mentioned how difficult it would be to complete such an assignment, Glanville said he didn’t care.
According to HipHopDX, Glanville became “terse” with Anastassios Manettas and Eric Johnson at a court hearing on April 17, 2023. Miles Farley and Christian Eppinger, two of Young Thug’s associates, are represented by Manettas and Johnson.
Manettas was reportedly ordered to buy lunch for all of the lawyers involved in the case, but he failed to do so. He was fined $250 for failing to do so, which he had already paid. However, it is still unclear why he was threatened with contempt.
Johnson and Manettas were both threatened with contempt of court due to the situation. According to Investopedia, contempt of court, or simply contempt, is an act of disrespect or disobedience toward a court or interference with its orderly process.
On Twitter, one user suggested that Young Thug’s lawyers seek assistance from the AI Platform ChatGPT to complete the 17-page essay on professionalism to avoid spending 20 days in jail.