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G Herbo Sentenced to 3 Years Probation in Wire Fraud Case

Herbert Wright III, 28, otherwise known as the rapper G Herbo, has been sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to credit card scamming, netting nearly $140,000 in private flights, luxury car rentals and vacation lodgings.


 


The Chicago rapper pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of false statements to a federal official. 


 


Wright funded an extravagant lifestyle, including private jet charters, a luxury villa in Jamaica, and exotic car rentals, with the stolen account information. “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.” 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.” said Acting United States Attorney Joshua S. Levy. 


 


“This case should serve as a stark reminder that breaking the law leads to prosecution and accountability, regardless of who you are, how many likes you rack up or how many followers you have.”


 


One of the prosecutors had sought out a much harsher sentence. They had requested a year incarcerated as well as three years of probation. 


 


On top of probation, Herbo is required to pay restitution and forfeiture of $139,968 for each count, as well as a fine of $5,500. 





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