Looks like Chicago hip-hop artist, G Herbo will not be traveling outside the country no time soon. After pleading not guilty to fraud charges, the Chicago rapper is faced with restrictions and lost privileges.
On Wednesday, December 9. 2020, nearly a week after surrendering to the authorities, G Herbo, real name Herbert Williams III, faced a federal judge in Massachusetts via Zoom. Herbo pled not guilty to the charges against, him. He then posted bail for $75,000.
As a result of his guilty plea, he was ordered to give up his passport. He will have to ask permission before traveling within the United States, he will not be able to open any new credit accounts until further notice, and he cannot sell or give away any items that cost over $50,000. The “Swervo” artist also must submit to drug testing.
Previously, it was reported that G Herbo and five other associates, including his girlfriend and music promoter Antonio Strong, was accused of identity theft, aiding, and abetting and conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
According to the feds, these charges G Herbo is facing started back from March 2016 until late November 2020. Herbo and his associates were accused of using stolen credit cards for private jets, yachts, luxury cars, security guard services, limo services, commercial airline flights and vacations to Jamaica.
To top it all off, Herbo allegedly ordered two designer puppies via his Instagram account in November 2017.
Herbo was charged with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and two counts of aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft. If convicted of these crimes Herbo and his associates could be faced with up to decades of prison time.
Tamara Anderson is a freelance writer in the Chicagoland area. She has featured articles in multiple entertainment and hip-hop media outlets.