Rapper G Herbo turned himself in to federal agents in Los Angeles after proclaiming his innocence relating to a plethora of federal fraud charges.
The Chicago, Illinois native, who was just named to Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 list of influential young stars, stands accused of one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and 2 counts of aiding and abetting aggravated identity theft as part of an alleged 4-year scam involving stolen credit cards.
Herbo and 5 others are charged with using stolen credit cards to purchase designer puppies, rent private jets and limousines as well as finance trips to Jamaica and rent a villa there.
On Wednesday, Dec. 2, a representative for Herbo, real name Herbert Randall Wright III, denied the criminal claims, which were filed in Massachusetts. Herbo's lawyer insisted the Chicago gang banger "looks forward to establishing his innocence in court".
The PTSD star is alleged to have worked with his music promoter Antonio Strong and various other members of his crew to defraud numerous business owners by making purchases with stolen credit cards.
Strong was arrested in September and charged with a string of crimes, including wire fraud.
Rapper Casanova, real name Caswell Senior, was arrested earlier this week on RICO and racketeering charges related to criminal activities committed by his gang "Untouchable Gorilla Stones", including the murder of a 15 year old boy.
Federal agents have arrested rap fugitive Casanova (right), who was indicted on RICO and racketeering charges related to criminal activities committed by his gang "Untouchable Gorilla Stones", including the murder of a 15 year old boy.
"Baby, I love you like cooked food," Casanova said in a video shared by his wife on social media.
The feds also indicted Chicago gangsta rapper G Herbo, real name Herbert Wright III (left and below), on 14 federal charges that included wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft, in a federal court in Massachusetts.
G Herbo's lawyer is making arrangements with the U.S. Attorney's Office for the rapper to turn himself in in Massachusetts.
G Herbo and several crew members are accused of conducting a multi-year fraud scheme involving stolen credit cards and ID theft, totaling $1.5 million.
According to the indictment, the gang used stolen credit cards to buy designer puppies, rent private jets and luxury villas in Jamaica.
Herbo, 25, and Casanova, 34, are part of a crew of gang bangers who are signed by record labels to bring realism to the rap game.
Unlike bold name rappers such as Ice Cube and Dr. Dre, the new breed of gangsta rappers live the life of violence they rap about on records.
G Hergo and Casanova, real name Caswell Senior, are accused of murdering other "rappers", but they have not been charged without those alleged crimes.