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


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.


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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