When Young Thug was arrested earlier this year, the cops seized $149,426.00 in cash, 87 pieces of jewelry, firearms, and several vehicles, including a Corvette and a Porsche.
The state of Georgia now wants to seize all of that cash and bling permanently.
Young Thug's lawyer Brian Steel is trying to get it back.
“Forfeiture of the seized property is barred by the prohibition against excessive fines set forth in the Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution. The defendant is the lawful owner of the seized property. Claimant obtained the seized property through legitimate transactions whereby the property was either purchased in lawful arms length transactions and the money used to purchase said seized property was lawfully earned through legitimate employment; or the items were gifted to Claimant by persons who have untainted funds," Steel argued.
To make matters more complicated, Rafaello & Company Jewelers is claiming that nine of the pieces the cops seized from Thug actually belong to them.
However, Thug's legal team is pushing back on that, denying Rafaello had any "lawful interest" in the seized property.
Thug is being held without bail on RICO and a host of other charges.