As of lately, Chicago rapper G Herbo has been facing an abundance of press in the media regarding his previous and current criminal charges. Just two weeks ago, Herbo was arrested in Chicago for illegal gun possession. Subsequently, recent reports state that Herbo is now facing even more legal troubles from his wire fraud case in 2020. The rapper has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud charges, including using stolen IDs to finance private jets, a trip to the Jamaican villa, attaining “designer puppies,” and lying about it to authorities. With Herbo’s new guilty plea, the artist could potentially face a maximum of 20 years in prison.
Herbo’s trial is conditionally scheduled for July 27, along with those of five of his associates who are also facing the same charges. Reportedly, Herb and his associates racked up a total of $1.5 million from their money schemes. Presumably, the rapper is said to have lied to a federal officer on behalf of his relations with the "alleged mastermind of the identity theft scheme”, Antonio Brown.
Additionally, authorities have obtained evidence on Herbo and his associates, disclosing that various text messages will be used against him in court. The verdict is still pending, but as of right now, it’s confirmed that Herbo will submit a sum of $140,000 to “a variety of alleged victims” in restitution. As the “PTSD” rapper awaits a verdict, sources reveal that he will "likely face a [sentence] in the two- to three-year range.” Ultimately, Herbo will most likely not face 20 years in prison, but the fact that a two- to three-year sentence still stands has completely baffled the hip-hop community.
We'll keep you updated as this case continues.