One public defender wants to withdraw from the case
Some of the public defenders in Young Thug and YSL case claim they are being underpaid. According to Fox 5 Atlanta, some of the defenders, including Angela D'Williams and Suri Jimenez, say they were allocated $15K each for the entire case which could last for a year.
D'Williams, who represents Rodalius Ryan, states that the pay is “egregiously low for the amount of work and attention this trial requires.” She added: “I just want public defenders and conflict attorneys to know this is what they're signing up for. It might consume a full year of your life.”
Jimenez added: “We're looking at what–$7.25 an hour,” adding, “Nobody in this country should get paid $7.25 an hour and definitely not somebody who is trying to protect the liberty of somebody else.”
D'Williams said she tried to set up a meeting with the leadership of the public defender council to discuss a rise in pay but they declined. D'Williams filed a motion to have out of the case.