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Bishop Lamor Whitehead Given 9-Year Prison Sentence

by Cedric ‘BIG CED’ Thornton

Lamor Whitehead, known as the “Bling Bishop,” was found guilty in March of wire fraud, attempted wire fraud, attempted extortion, and making false statements to federal law enforcement agents. Whitehead was given a nine-year sentence in federal prison on June 17.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York, announced the prison sentence ordered by U.S. District Judge Lorna G. Schofield.
In a written statement, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said, “Lamor Whitehead is a con man who stole millions of dollars in a string of financial frauds and even stole from one of his own parishioners. He lied to federal agents, and again to the Court at his trial. Today’s sentence puts an end to Whitehead’s various schemes and reflects this Office’s commitment to bring accountability to those who abuse their positions of trust.”

Whitehead was found guilty on March 11 after prosecutors proved the pastor of Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries in Brooklyn scammed the retirement savings of one church member, attempted to extort a businessman, and committed loan fraud.

After Whitehead was convicted, his attorney, Dawn Florio, stated the verdict would be appealed.

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Source: Black Enterprise

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