The sentence corresponds to exactly what Herbo’s attorneys had asked for, despite prosecutors’ requests that the “We Don’t Care” rapper be required to serve a year and one day in prison, per KIRO. Their sentencing memo also proposed 36 months of supervised release following the suggested jail time.
In addition to probation, G Herbo has been ordered to pay $139,968 each in restitution and forfeiture and a fine of $5,500. He previously had to fork over $140,000, which is what prosecutors believe he profited from the $1.5 million scheme.
According to the sentencing memo, the judge presiding over this case deemed that, “Under the circumstances of this case, a sentence of probation will reflect the seriousness of the charge and protect the public.”
The rapper was first charged in the case back in late 2020. The federal fraud case brought in Massachusetts alleged that the rapper, his music promoter and other members of his crew “used stolen identifications to charge more than a million dollars’ worth of exotic services over a four-year period.”
The 14-count indictment stated Herbo and his associates scammed trips on private jets, limousine rides, exotic car rentals, a vacation at a Jamaican villa and even two designer puppies purchased for Herbo from a Michigan dealer in 2017.
The scheme “centered on the defendants’ use of stolen credit card information and personal identities obtained either from the ‘dark web’ or other sources.” A charge of lying to agents was added the following year.
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