G Herbo & Five Others Charged In $1.5M Federal Fraud Scheme

G Herbo and several crew members are accused of conducting a multi-year fraud scheme according to a 14-count indictment that was filed in September and made public Wednesday.

G Herbo, real name Herbert Wright III, is among five others facing federal charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud as well as aggravated identify theft. Others accused of the crimes include Herbo’s manager/promoter Antonio “T-Glo” Strong, Joseph “Joe Rodeo” Williams, Steven Hayes Jr., Demario Sorrells, and Terrence Bender.

The indictment, which was filed in Massachusetts, says the defendants used stolen IDs and credit card information for trips on private jets, limo services, high-end car rentals, designer puppies, and a Jamaican vacation over the span of four years. In total, the purchases added up to about $1.5 million.

Strong, who was arrested in Chicago on September 25th, is also charged with wire fraud and is the suspected ringleader. Joseph Williams was granted bond after turning himself in on November 24.

G Herbo is yet to surrender to the authorities and his attorney, James Lawson, provided no comment when reached by reporters on Wednesday.

The news comes a day after G Herbo was included in Forbes‘ “30 under 30” musicians list.

Source: Chicago Tribune

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