Young Thug’s lawyer held in contempt, arrested after judge says he got ahold of leaked information


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Rapper Young Thug’s lawyer has been held in contempt and arrested after he refused to disclose a source.

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Brian Steel was taken into custody after he refused requests to answer how he heard about a secret meeting between prosecutors, the judge and a key witness in the YSL trial, Kenneth Copeland, on Monday morning.

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Judge Ural Glanville said Steele got ahold of leaked information, which is a violation of court regulations.

Video shows Steel take off his jacket before he’s taken into custody.

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Young Thug’s second attorney, Keith Adams, moved for a mistrial.

Max Schardt, an attorney for co-defendant Shannon Stillwell, said the judge held a meeting with prosecutors and Copeland without his client being present. He also called for a mistrial.

Glanville denied the motions.

We’re working to learn more about this developing situation, for Channel 2 Action News starting at 4 p.m.



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