Chicago-based drill rapper G Herbo pleaded guilty to participating in a fraud conspiracy that milked $140,000 grand in services from businesses across the country.
Herbert “G Herbo” Wright, 25 — who the feds say also goes by the monikers “Herb,” “Lil Herb” and “Herbert Light” — delivers rapid-fire raps about the hard streets of the Chicago South Shore area known as “Terror Town,” but had expensive tastes in is own life, according to the federal indictment leveled against him and five co-defendants.
“Mr. Wright used stolen account information as his very own unlimited funding source, using victims’ payment cards to finance an extravagant lifestyle and advance his career,” acting U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Joshua Levy said in a statement. “Mr. Wright flaunted his lavish spending on social media, in music videos and in industry news.”
Wright signed a plea deal on June 5 and pleaded guilty today in federal court in Springfield to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and making a false statement to a federal official.
That plea deal dropped the strongest charges, ones of aggravated identity theft, alleged in the indictment if he would plead guilty to the other counts. The deal recommends sentences within the guidelines for each charge — a maximum sentence of “20 years or more” — three years of supervised release and restitution of $139,878 spread out across eight businesses he defrauded.
Those include luxury jet rental companies Planemasters, Ltd.; Aircraft Services Group, Inc.; Epic Jet, LLC; and Jet Partners Worldwide Inc. The other businesses are the luxury travel agency World Travel Holdings Co.; exotic car rental and chauffeur company Dream Squad, LLC; “designer” pet store Woof Woof Puppies; and Airport Car and Limousine Service.
This is a developing story.