Brooklyn bishop sentenced for massive scam scheme

Whitehead was found guilty on charges of wire fraud, attempted extortion and lying to the FBI back in March. He has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Adolfo Carrion

Jun 17, 2024, 10:00 PM

Updated 35 days ago

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Lamor Miller-Whitehead, a Brooklyn bishop who made headlines in 2022 when he was robbed of $1 million in jewelry during a livestream, has been sentenced for scamming parishioners.
Whitehead was found guilty on charges of wire fraud, attempted extortion and lying to the FBI back in March. He has been sentenced to nine years in prison.
Prosecutors say that Whitehead convinced a parishioner to invest $90,000 of their savings with him, and that Whitehead promised that parishioner he would help her buy a home. He then spent the money on himself.
Miller-Whitehead was also accused of trying to convince a businessman to lend him $500,000 by claiming that his ties to city officials could help the businessman's interests.


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