25-year-old Herbert Randall Wright III is having a rollercoaster week. The Chicago-raised rapper, better known as G Herbo, was riding high when his name was included on Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 list for 2020.
However, this week also included Herbo and members of his music team being charged in a federal fraud case in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts. The PTSD album creator is accused of taking part in illegal schemes to charter private jets, purchase designer puppies, rent out luxury hotel rooms, and other actions by using stolen credit card information.
Wright III, Antonio Strong, Joseph Williams, Steven Hayes, Jr., Demario Sorrells, and Terrance Bender were all named in the 14-count indictment. The alleged co-conspirators are facing conspiracy to commit wire fraud, aggravated identity theft, and aiding and abetting. Strong was also charged with wire fraud.
Pitchfork received a comment from G Herbo’s management. Machine Entertainment Group is quoted stating, “G Herbo has been charged with several offenses in Massachusetts, however, he maintains his innocence and looks forward to establishing his innocence in court.”
Machine Entertainment Group confirmed that Herbo is being represented in Massachusetts by the Prince Lobel law firm. His legal team reportedly contacted the U.S. Attorney’s office in Massachusetts in order to make arrangements for Wright to make an appearance either live or via Zoom.