Rapper G Herbo Sentenced To Probation In Fraud Case

Lyndon Abioye |

Rapper G Herbo has been sentenced to three years’ probation Thursday after pleading guilty for his part in an elaborate fraud scheme.

The rapper, along with five of his associates, are accused of using stolen credit cards and IDs to make personal purchases that amounted to around $1.5 million.

Herbo entered a guilty plea to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and making false statements. Prosecutors dismissed several counts of aggravated identity theft in exchange for the plea.

“On social media, Mr. Wright boasted an extravagant lifestyle. He gave the impression that his use of private jets, luxury cars and tropical villas were the legitimate fruits of his booming rap career as ‘G Herbo,’” Acting United States Attorney Joshua Levy said in a statement. “However, his lavish lifestyle was shamelessly built on deceit and fraud using stolen account information that inflicted substantial harm on numerous businesses, leaving a wake of victims burdened with financial losses.”

The rapper has also been ordered to pay restitution and forfeiture of $139,968 each, as well as a $5,500 fine as well as $140,000 he agreed to forfeit.

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