Feds Allegedly Referred To NBA Youngboy’s Case As ‘Operation Never Free Again’

It seems the feds are hoping to keep Youngboy NBA behind bars for a long time… and according to an attorney, they are calling their case against him, operation “Never Free Again.”

He was taken into FBI custody on March 23 on an outstanding warrant, but his lawyers have called the arrest an “inexplicable tactical decision by the government.”

“This massive and wildly unnecessary militaristic display of force and intimidation to arrest an individual for a status offense, who was already on bond for the same charges at the state level and represented by counsel, for a highly visible and public figure who has no prior history of fleeing law enforcement, created a dangerous situation for everyone involved when law enforcement could have simply contacted Mr. Gaulden’s counsel and arranged for a voluntary surrender,” attorneys from Manasseh, Gill, Knipe, & Belanger P.L.C. and Drew Findling said in the pre-trial release request.

They said the feds rolled in far too heavy during the arrest and that any firearms that were found, had not been used.


“The only evidence of their motivation behind this decision is the title of the operation, “NEVER FREE AGAIN,” a clear attack on the defendant’s brand “Never Broke Again” and related legal entities,” the court documents read per WAFB.

Youngboy was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing a firearm not registered to him after raiding a music video shoot in September 2020. Youngboy and 16 others were arrested on drug and firearm charges in Baton Rouge.

Three months Baton Rouge police were ordered to return more than $40,000 in cash, a $300,000 cashier’s check, and two diamond chains that were confiscated during the arrest.

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