Rapper G Herbo pleads not guilty to 'using stolen IDs to fund lavish lifestyle of private jets and designer PUPPIES'

CHICAGO rapper G Herbo has denied using stolen credit card information to pay for more than a million dollars' worth of luxury car rentals, island getaways, and private jet rides.

The rapper, whose real name is Herbert Wright III, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday in Massachusetts to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and identity theft.

Rapper G Herbo was also arrested in August for battery against his baby mama, Ariana Fletcher.

G Herbo's lavish lifestyle was detailed in an indictment that was unsealed last week, which accuses him of using stolen IDs to buy designer puppies and charter private yachts, according to Mass Live.

The rapper's co-conspirators allegedly used one stolen identity to rent luxury rides that included a Bentley CGTC and a Maybach S600, court documents allege.

The 14-count indictment alleged that the rapper, his music promoter Anthony Strong, and other members of his crew charged $1.5million worth of exotic goods and services over a four-year period, The Chicago Tribune reported.

G Herbo, Strong and two other alleged co-conspirators are said to have used the dark web to steal credit card account info used in the fraud scheme.

These details were then shared via texts, social media messages, emails, and phone calls using code words like "cards," moves," and "joints," the indictment alleges.



Under the alias "Richard O'Malley," Strong allegedly booked a private jet for G Herbo and eight others to jet from Chicago to Miami in March 2017, court docs claim.

Strong also used the name "Darren Geiger" to attempt to call and buy designer puppies from a Michigan-based pet company using a stolen card in November 2017, the indictment says.

He also sent a photo of a fake Washington State driver's license in the name of "Darren Geiger" and refused the company's request to also send a photo of himself holding the license beside his face, according to the charges.

More fraud charges were uncovered in the indictment, which includes illegal charges for trips to New York City, Texas, California, and New Jersey and used stolen info to book hotel rooms and pay for meals.

Strong, who is also G Herbo's manager, pleaded not guilty on Monday.



G Herbo's management company, Machine Entertainment Group, said in a statement that he "maintains his innocence and looks forward to establishing his innocence in court."

G Herbo quickly rose to mainstream fame with PTSD, his hit collaboration with Chance the Rapper.

He was named to Forbes' 30 under 30 musicians list last week and shared the news with his 6million Instagram followers, saying: "NEVER PAID ATTENTION 2 ACCOLADES…CAN”T START NOW … & I CAN’T STOP NOW!"

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But before he climbed the charts, G Herbo was arrested for battery against his baby mama Ariana Fletcher in April 2019.

Cops responded to Fletcher’s call after she claims G Herbo went into her Atlanta home and took their son after a heated discussion escalated.

Fletcher was 14 weeks pregnant at the time and sustained a couple of scratches and a black eye as a result of the altercation. 

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