Atlanta rapper YFN Lucci pleads guilty to violating Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act

Rayshawn Bennett, a.k.a. YFN Lucci Investigators announced Tuesday that they were searching for Rayshawn Bennett, 29, who is better known as YFN Lucci. (PHOTO: Atlanta Police Department)

ATLANTA — Atlanta rapper, YFN Lucci, whose real name is Rayshawn Bennett, has entered a guilty plea in connection to a racketeering case in Fulton County.

In May 2021, Bennett was among a dozen suspects indicted in a 75-page, 105-count racketeering indictment focused on factions within the Bloods street gang

The rapper pleaded guilty to one count of violation of the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. Bennett initially was facing numerous felony counts, including felony murder, which carried a maximum penalty of life without parole

Channel 2′s Michael Seiden was in the Fulton County courtroom on Tuesday as it was announced that Bennett reached a plea deal.

The prosecution has proposed a 20-year sentence with 10 years to serve. As part of the plea deal, Bennett would get credit for time served, which began when he surrendered to charges on Jan. 13, 2021.

As part of plea deal, the State has agreed to write a letter to the pardon and parole board that it will not object to his early release.

Before receiving his sentence, Bennett apologized to victim’s family, as well as, his own family and friends and the court.

The judge has to sign off on the sentencing.

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