Lamor Whitehead, the ‘Bling Bishop,’ Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison

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Abby Trivett

The “Bling Bishop” Lamor Whitehead has been sentenced to nine years in prison for fraud and extortion charges.

U.S. District Judge, Lorna G. Schofield, placed the sentencing time on Whitehead, according to NPR. Whitehead has been found guilty of fraud, extortion and lying to the FBI.

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One of the crimes he committed against one of his own parishioners included taking $90,000 from single mother, Pauline Anderson. Whitehead promised her that the investment would go toward providing her with a new living space. However, court documents show that Whitehead used the money for his own personal use instead.


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Whitehead’s shady expenditures first became the center of attention in 2022 when he was arrested for the alleged scamming of a church member. Whitehead’s lies also included “having the keys to the city” due to his connection with New York City Mayor Eric Adams.

Whitehead was also accused of making a fake bank statement to appear as though he had millions of dollars in his account to get a $250,000 loan. However, the account had less than $6 in it.

Before Whitehead’s arrest in 2022, Whitehead found himself as the target of robbers who held him at gun point. As both Charisma News and The New York Post reported, the thieves stole: “[a] $75,000 Rolex watch, a $75,000 Cavalier watch and a $25,000 ruby and diamond ring, among other valuables.”


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Abby Trivett is content development editor for Charisma Media.


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