Update 12/03/2020 5:01pm:
G Herbo has reportedly surrendered to authorities in Los Angeles after being accused of participating in a four-year fraud scheme.
The rapper turned himself in Thursday afternoon, a day after news broke that he was charged with using stolen IDs and credit card information to make luxury purchases between 2016 and 2020. Purchases included trips on private jets, limo services, high-end car rentals, designer puppies, and a Jamaican vacation, totaling about $1.5 million.
A rep for G Herbo said the rapper maintains his innocence “and looks forward to establishing his innocence in court. Herbo has legal representation in Massachusetts via Prince Lobel, whose team has reached out to the US Attorney’s office in Massachusetts to make arrangements for Herbo’s appearance. G Herbo will appear in Massachusetts whenever he is required either in person or via Zoom.”
G Herbo and his co-defendants are facing charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
Update 12/03/2020 11:36am:
G Herbo’s team released a statement about his recent arrest. The Chicago rapper and several of his associates were arrested and accused of conducting a multi-year fraud scheme that was detailed in a 14-count indictment.
The statement reads, “G Herbo has been charged with several crimes in Massachusetts, but he remains innocent and looks forward to establishing innocence in court. Herbo is the legal representative in Massachusetts through Prince Robel.” The statement adds that Lobel’s team has reached out to the U.S. Attorney’s Office to make arrangements for G Herbo’s appearance, whether in-person or virtually. You can read the full statement above.
Original 12/02/2020 7:50pm:
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