'Bling Bishop' Lamor Whitehead Hit With New Fraud Charges Related To False Bank Docs For His Mansion, Account Revealed To Have Less Than $10
Bishop Lamor Whitehead is now facing five counts of fraud and a count of extortion.
March 09, 2023 at 10:39 pm
Controversial Brooklyn Bishop Lamor Whitehead is back in the news. The New York Daily News states the “Bling Bishop” has been hit with a new fraud charge.
Prosecutors said he “fabricated the funds he had stored in his LLC and used fake bank records to apply for a sizeable business loan.”
Court documents state Whitehead told a bank his business, Anointing Management Services LLC, had an average of $2 million available under his control. During investigations, it was found the account actually held less than $10.
In 2018, Whitehead applied for a business loan for $250,000. The Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministry owner submitted fake bank documents in his online loan application. The outlet states the bank denied the business loan several times, but Whitehead continued to use the false bank documents.
According to Madame Noire, in February 2019, the 45-year-old pastor “included the false statements in a loan application for a $1.3 million mortgage to fund purchasing his six-bedroom, seven-bath Paramus, N.J., mansion.”
The Manhattan Federal Court documents did not state whether the mortgage loan was approved.
Whitehead’s attorney, Dawn Florio, said he intends to fight these allegations – and others.
“Lamor Whitehead will be pleading not guilty when he is arraigned on the [superseding] indictment and denies those charges.”