Chicago rapper G Herbo has agreed to a plea deal in a federal fraud case that could see him face up to 20 years behind bars for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and lying to a federal official.
Fortunately for the emcee (real name Herbert Wright) his two charges of aggravated identity theft have been dismissed by the courts. However, his fraud charges have remained, and his acceptance of the plea deal means he will be behind bars following his sentencing later this year.
In 2020, Wright and his entourage had been purchasing private jet charters, exotic car rentals, designer puppies, and more using stolen payment and credit card information. Unlike the rapper, Herbo’s co-conspirators were indicted by a grand jury earlier this year.
No comment has been made by G Herbo’s attorney, James W. Lawson, so far. Initially, the musician’s management insisted that he would fight the charges, stating the rapper “maintains his innocence and looks forward to establishing his innocence in court.” He pleaded not guilty to the charges and released the track “Statement” related to the case.
Since his indictment Herbo has been out on bail and has released the albums 25 and Survivor’s Remorse. However, the Chicago act has landed himself back in jail following his arrest for the unlawful use of a weapon in Chicago earlier this month.
Herbo’s defrauding has amounted to approximately $1.5million. While on bail awaiting his trial he took to Instagram to reveal that he has faith his co-conspirators won’t snitch on him and referenced Young Thug’s YSL RICO case. “I know foenemmm wont tell on me lik n***azzz told on Thug,” he wrote.
The Chicago Tribune reports that due to his acceptance of a plea deal, the 27-year-old may only “face a [sentence] in the two- to three-year range”, although the charge usually requires a minimum of 20 years. His hearing will take place on July 27th.