Chicago rapper G Herbo is facing federal charges including aggravated identity theft and aiding and abetting a larger fraud scheme, as the Chicago Tribune reports and Pitchfork can confirm via court documents. The 14-count indictment alleges that Herbo was involved in a defrauding scheme alongside eight other defendants. Among the defendants is alleged ringleader Antonio “T-Glo” Strong, identified in court documents as “promoter and manager of rappers, particularly those in the Chicago area.”
Further charges listed in the indictment include wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and more. The court documents state that the defendants participated in alleged schemes dating back to 2016, during which they would “defraud numerous businesses and individuals throughout the United States by possessing, using, and transferring unauthorized and stolen payment and card account information” to “obtain valuable goods and services.” The goods and services listed in the document include private jet charters, exotic car rentals, designer puppies, and more.
Pitchfork has reached out to G Herbo’s representatives for comment.