Chicago Rapper G Herbo Agrees to Plead Guilty in Credit Card Fraud Case

Chicago rapper G Herbo

Chicago rapper G Herbo, also known as Herbert Wright III, is set to plead guilty to charges related to a credit card fraud case involving luxury expenses, including private jets, luxury vehicles, and “designer puppies.” The federal court filing revealed that the musician agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and making false statements, linked to a 2020 indictment.

In December 2020, G Herbo, along with six co-defendants, was indicted on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and two counts of aggravated identity theft. The charges stem from using stolen credit card information to fund extravagant purchases, as detailed in the indictment. If convicted of conspiracy, he could face up to 20 years in prison, but the plea agreement suggests potential sentence reductions.

The rapper’s lawyer has not yet issued a comment on the matter, and the plea agreement is subject to approval by a judge. A hearing is scheduled for later this month in U.S. District Court in Massachusetts.

Chicago rapper G Herbo faced additional charges in May 2021, specifically for making false statements to a federal official. Prosecutors accused him of lying to a federal agent in November 2018, denying any involvement with a co-defendant who was a rap promoter. However, evidence suggested that the rapper had a direct relationship with the promoter, receiving services such as private jet charters, luxury accommodations, and exotic car rentals.

The 2020 indictment also revealed that the defendants used stolen credit cards for various extravagant expenses, including private jet and yacht charters, private chef and security guard services, designer puppies, limousine and chauffeur services, and commercial airline flights. They obtained the stolen credit card information from the dark web and communicated the details through text messages, social media, emails, and phone calls.

Despite the legal troubles, Chicago rapper G Herbo has achieved significant success in the music industry. He was named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 music list and gained recognition for his albums “Welcome to Fazoland” and “Pistol P Project.” His album “PTSD” reached No. 7 on the Billboard charts in March 2020. Additionally, he initiated the Swervin’ Through Stress program in Chicago, focusing on mental health support for city youth.

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