Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Brooklyn Fake pastor turned scammer on trial in New York for scamming one of his church members, faces 65 years in prison

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Looks like Brooklyn’s Bishop Lamor Whitehead is about to cash in his prayers as he faces a federal trial for some shady dealings. While we can’t vouch for his heavenly credit score, the prosecutors seem to have a solid case against him. They’re ready to grill this self-proclaimed man of God and send him packing. In case you forgot, Whitehead is the pastor who claimed he was robbed of a million bucks worth of bling at gunpoint during a church service.

Brooklyn Lamor Whithead
Brooklyn Lamor Whithead

Months later, the feds charged him with wire fraud, attempted extortion, and lying to the law. They say he swindled a parishioner’s savings, promising to invest in a house but splurged on designer gear, a fancy car, and takeout. He even tried to squeeze money out of a Bronx auto shop owner, boasting about his supposed influence with the Mayor.

Now, Whitehead is in Manhattan facing trial for allegedly stealing from a church member’s retirement fund and trying to con a businessman into funding his lavish lifestyle. He spun tales of big bucks and connections to city officials, but it turns out his bank account was emptier than a piggy bank with just six bucks.

Prosecutor Jessica Greenwood called Whitehead a ‘con man’ during her opening statements:

“This is a case about a con man who told lie after lie to victim after victim. He committed crime after crime to make money,” said Greenwood. “He was a friend to the mayor (Adams) and the defendant abused that trust. He lied about how much money he had and his influence…The defendant has expensive tastes, designer clothes and a massive mansion. He’d lie, cheat and steal to keep up with that appearance of wealth.”

The trial is all about how he scammed a parishioner out of $90,000, promising a home and investments but blowing it on luxury items. He also tried to sweet-talk a businessman into a half-million-dollar deal by name-dropping his supposed political connections.

The businessman smelled something fishy and tipped off the feds, leading to Whitehead’s arrest after a lengthy investigation. Looks like this bishop’s prayers might not be enough to save him from the long arm of the law.

Whitehead could potentially spend a whopping 65 years behind bars if found guilty.

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