Last week, G Herbo, born Herbert Wright III, turned himself in to authorities following the unsealing of a 14-count indictment filed in Massachusetts which alleges the Chicago rapper, alongside five others: manager Antonio “T-Glo” Strong, Chicago rapper Joseph “Joe Rodeo” Williams, Steven Hayes Jr., Demario Sorrells and Terrence Bender were involved in a $1.5 million scheme, dating as far back as 2017.
The alleged $1.5 million scheme is the result of using stolen identification to purchase and fly private jets, luxury cars rentals, a vacation in Jamaica and two designer puppies.
On Wednesday (Dec. 9), Wright plead not guilty to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft via videoconference from a home in Los Angeles, where he has remained since posting an unsecured $75,000 bail, according to the Chicago Tribune. Wright, however, had to surrender his passport and submit to drug testing.
During the 30-minute phone call, Wright’s lawyer revealed that Taina Williams, his client’s fiancée, is four months pregnant and asked that he be able to travel to New Jersey to visit and his soon to be new born. The judge granted his request.
Prosecutors have also identified Ariana “Ari” Fletcher, the mother of Wright’s son, as a witness in this case. Wright has been ordered to not discuss any details with her about the case.
After the 14-count indictment was made public, Wright’s management team, Machine Entertainment Group, released a statement on Wright’s behalf saying, “he maintains his innocence and looks forward to establishing his innocence in court.”
If convicted, Wright faces up to six years in prison.