Rapper G Herbo Pleads Guilty To Wire Fraud And Identity Theft, Faces Up To 20 Years In Prison: Report

Chicago rapper G Herbo faces up to 20 years in prison after he agreed to plead guilty to using false identities to acquire large amounts of money to fund his rap career.

The rapper, born Herbert Randall Wright III, was indicted by a federal grand jury in 2020 on federal charges of lying to U.S. Secret Service agents and wire fraud. He and five other associates are accused of using fake identities and racking up more than $1.5. million in trips and luxury items, according to Rolling Stone and court documents obtained by The Chicago Tribune.

Herbo and his associates, including his promotor Antonio Strong, reportedly used the funds for a villa in Jamaica, private jet destinations and “designer puppies.” Federal agents tracked their whereabouts for years and revealed how Herbo and his associates used over a million dollars in stolen credit cards to fund the 27-year-old’s career.

Bossip reported Herbo is charged with two counts of aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

According to reports, his plea deal is not official without an approval from a judge. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. However, court documents indicate he could receive a lower sentence, per Rolling Stone.

The plea agreement was released on Wednesday, detailing how Herbo and his team racked up around $1.5 million in fraudulent charges.

“Wright used the proceeds of these frauds to travel to various concert venues and to advance his career by posting photographs and/or videos of himself on the private jets, in the exotic cars, and at the Jamaican villa,” the plea agreement stated. “In addition, Wright helped Strong obtain designer puppies from a business by falsely representing to the business that Wright was the actual purchaser of the puppies and by concealing Strong’s actual identity from the business.”

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Herbo is accused of lying to a U.S. federal agent about his relationship with Strong in November 2018. At the time, the Chicago native claimed he never received money or luxury items from Strong, but court records show that he has accepted funds and other valuable goods from the promoter and has been in communication with him since 2016.

As part of the plea agreement, Herbo will pay $140,000 in restitution to the alleged victims, including $10,458 to Woof Woof Puppies in Michigan, per Rolling Stone.