Rapper G-Herbo has pleaded not guilty to new federal fraud charges.
The Chicago rapper entered the plea during a hearing on Tuesday related to his $1.5 million fraud case. The hearing took place via Zoom while Herb was in Los Angeles with U.S. District Court officials in Springfield, Massachusetts.
In these new charges filed in May, G-Herbo, whose real name is Herbert Wright, is accused of lying to a federal agent in November 2018. The Chicago star is among six defendants in the fraud and identity theft case. He remains free on bail.
Federal authorities believe that the scam's leader was Antonio "T-Glo" Strong, a well-known rap promoter who allegedly supplied G-Herbo and associates with luxury vehicles, private jets, exotic pets, and other accommodations since 2016.
"Wright falsely said he'd never provided Strong any money, never received anything of value from Strong and had no direct relationship with Strong," the charges stated. "In fact, since at least 2016, Wright had received valuable goods from Strong, including private jet charters, luxury accommodations, and exotic car rentals."
Since the case hit the news in December, Herb has denied all of the allegations. His next pre-trial court hearing is scheduled for August 5th.
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