Chicago rapper G Herbo is facing federal charges, including exacerbated identity theft and aiding and abetting a major fraud program, reports from the Chicago Tribune and Pitchfork confirm on court documents. The 14-point indictment alleges that Herbo was involved in a fraud program along with eight other defendants. Among the defendants is the alleged ringleader Antonio “T-Glo” Strong, who has been identified in court documents as “the promoter and manager of rappers, particularly in the Chicago area”.
Other charges listed in the indictment include wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and more. The court documents state that the defendants participated in an alleged 2016 scheme in which they “defrauded numerous companies and individuals in the United States by holding, using and transferring unauthorized and stolen payment and card account information” in order to ” Get valuable information on “Goods and Services.” The goods and services listed in the document include private jet charters, exotic rental cars, designer puppies, and more.
When G Herbo’s management reached out for comment, the statement made the following:
G Herbo was charged with multiple offenses in Massachusetts. However, he maintains his innocence and looks forward to having his innocence determined in court.
Herbo has legal representation in Massachusetts through Prince Lobel, whose team has reached out to the US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts to make arrangements for Herbo’s performance.
G Herbo will appear in Massachusetts whenever needed in person or through Zoom.
A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment when reached by Pitchfork.
This article was originally published on Wednesday, December 2nd at 5:58 pm Eastern. It was last updated on December 2 at 9:34 pm Eastern.