Federal officers arrested New York Bishop Lamor Whitehead and brought charges against him alleging he conned a 56-year-old congregant of her life savings, bullied a businessman for $5,000, and lied to the FBI.
US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams stated: “As we allege today, Lamor Whitehead abused the trust placed in him by a parishioner, bullied a businessman for $5,000, then tried to defraud him of far more than that, and lied to federal agents.”
Bishop Whitehead has been a friend of NYC Mayor Eric Adams and in 2015 while Adam’s was running for Brooklyn Borrugh President he introduced Whitmore on stage asa “good friend and good brother.”
As a repsosne to Whitehead’s arrest Mayor Adams’ spokerpserson released an email from Adam’s stating “While these allegations are troubling, I will withhold further comment until the process reaches its final conclusion.”
FBI arrested Bishop Lamor Whitehead on Monday, charging him with allegedly fleecing a 56-year-old parishioner of her life savings, extorting a businessman, and lying to federal agents. The allegations against Whitehead were first reported by us in July. https://t.co/tQTkSA0BEX
— THE CITY (@THECITYNY) December 21, 2022
As the Bishop of Leaders of Tomorrow International Churches in Canarsie, Whitehead head has lived a luxurious lifestyle.
Whitehead is infmaously known as the “bling” pastor due to his love for expensive jewerly and for riding around in his Rolls Royce.
NYC Bishop Lamor Whitehead was arrested by Federal Agents and charged With Fraud, Extortion And Lying to the FBI pic.twitter.com/TqVakqfCz6
— AuxGod (@AuxGod_) December 19, 2022
Earlier in the year Whitehead was robbed of his jewerly while giving a sermon.
🔴 A Brooklyn bishop was robbed at gunpoint as he was delivering a sermon on Sunday, with the thieves making off with jewellery worth more than $1 million.
Lamor Whitehead was robbed of his chains, cross, wedding ring and watch.
— Telegraph World News (@TelegraphWorld) July 26, 2022
Now that he’s been charged with fraudlent activity, this robbery looks skecthy and may even be a set up to secure insurance funds.