Earlier today, we reported that Akeiba Stanley, a Fulton County deputy, has been arrested on multiple charges in relation to the YSL trial in Georgia. The charges Stanley is facing are reckless conduct, violation of oath of office, conspiracy to commit a felony, and hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal. However, it’s not the only thing that has happened related to the case in the past few days. Earlier this week, officials seized the laptop of Eric Johnson, Eppinger’s attorney. Reportedly, Johnson had been using the laptop to communicate with YSL members not currently in custody.
Furthermore, these charges stem from an alleged collaboration between Stanley and YSL defendant Christian Eppinger. They reportedly communicated via Instagram and an illegal cell phone. Furthermore, Stanley had allegedly agreed to help Eppinger with a smuggling operation and is also accused of smuggling contraband from a relative of Eppinger. Additionally, Stanley reportedly made unauthorized visits to Eppinger’s cell. However, the extent of their relationship is not yet known at this time. It is also not known how long the pair have allegedly been collaborating.
$1M Bond Set For Stanley
“Judge sets $1M bond for former Fulton County deputy accused of communicating w/ YSL defendant,” reported WSB-TV‘s Michael Seiden. Furthermore, Seiden reported that Stanley was being represented by Suri Chadha Jimenez. Additionally, Seiden added that Jimenez had told him that “prosecutors were opposed to giving her a bond, but judge disagreed, explaining that although the charges are serious, she does not have a criminal history and is not a danger to the community.”
The deputy’s arrest is just the latest twist in the increasingly wild YSL trial. 28 original defendants have been whittled down to nine men who still face a variety of charges in the sprawling RICO investigation. Among them is rapper Young Thug, who has personally added to the drama and intrigue of the case. Last month, Thug was hospitalized twice while also refuting audio evidence from a YSL crime scene. This is a developing story and we’ll have any updates here at HotNewHipHop.