Chicago rapper G Herbo was accused of lying to a federal agent on Tuesday, adding to his legal woes.
Herbo, whose real name is Herbert Wright III, will add a charge to the indictment that already includes fraud and identity theft allegations. The new charge stemmed from a conversation with a federal agent in November 2018 when the rapper denied knowing promoter Antonio Strong. Strong is one of the five people indicted alongside Herbo, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
In March of 2016, Strong claimed he was Herbo’s manager while using stolen credit information and identification. Strong used the stolen info to purchase designer puppies, expensive meals, and pay for private jets.
However, Herbo denied that he and his co-defendant had any dealings, illegal or otherwise. Prosecutors allege that the rapper paid Strong for work and “received valuable goods from Strong, including private jet charters, luxury accommodations, and exotic car rentals.” The two also corresponded via text, through Instagram DM, and over the phone.
Herbo denies any wrongdoing. He faces up to five years in prison if convicted and would be subject to three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.