G Herbo’s Guilty Plea Reveals Shocking Credit Card Scheme


G Herbo Pleads Guilty to Wire Fraud in Credit Card Scheme

The rapper G Herbo, known for his music centered on his experiences growing up in Chicago, is facing the possibility of just over a year in jail. He recently pleaded guilty to his role in a scheme that used stolen credit card information to fund an extravagant lifestyle.

A Deal with Prosecutors

Under a deal reached with prosecutors last year, G Herbo, whose real name is Herbert Wright III, entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and making false statements. In exchange, several counts of aggravated identity theft were dismissed.

G Herbo performs

Rapper G Herbo performs on Day 4 of the Lollapalooza Music Festival on Aug. 1, 2021, at Grant Park in Chicago. The rapper could face just over a year in jail after pleading his role in a scheme that used stolen credit card information to pay for an opulent lifestyle including private jets and designer puppies. (Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)

Sentencing Recommendations

The prosecutors in the case are recommending a jail term of one year and a day for G Herbo. They also suggest 36 months of supervised release, a ,000 fine, and additional financial penalties totaling nearly 0,000.

Details of the Scheme

G Herbo and his promoter, Antonio Strong, engaged in a scheme that involved using stolen credit card information obtained from dark websites. They used this information to pay for luxurious expenses, such as private jet flights and stays at lavish villas.

One instance involved using stolen account information to charter a jet for G Herbo and his entourage. On another occasion, a stolen account was used to pay for a luxurious stay in a Jamaican villa.

Additionally, G Herbo helped Strong purchase two designer Yorkshire terrier puppies using a stolen credit card and a fake driver’s license. The total cost of the puppies exceeded ,000.

Prosecutors’ Argument

In their sentencing memo, prosecutors argue that the recommended sentence reflects the seriousness of the offense and takes into account the nature and circumstances of the crime, as well as G Herbo’s history and characteristics as a defendant.

Defense’s Plea for Probation

G Herbo’s defense attorneys are advocating for probation instead of jail time. They highlight his expression of remorse for his actions and emphasize his positive contributions to the community. They argue that probation would both acknowledge the seriousness of the charge and protect the public.

G Herbo’s Music Career and Philanthropy

G Herbo’s music reflects his experiences growing up in Chicago, particularly in a neighborhood known for gang and gun violence. He has released multiple albums and mixtapes, garnering success and recognition in the music industry.

In addition to his music career, G Herbo has started a program called Swervin’ Through Stress in Chicago. The program aims to provide resources for urban youth dealing with mental health crises, inspired by G Herbo’s own struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder.

Despite his achievements, G Herbo now faces the consequences of his involvement in the credit card scheme. The court will determine his sentence based on the arguments presented by both the prosecution and defense.