NYC’s ‘Bling Bishop’ Faces Fraud Charges

  • “Bling” Bishop Lamor Whitehead — the flashy Brooklyn pastor who made headlines earlier this year when he was robbed at gunpoint during a church service — was arrested by federal agents Monday for allegedly defrauding a member of his congregation, among other charges.
  • Whitehead — who preaches a “prosperity gospel” at his Canarsie church, drives a Rolls-Royce and often wears pricey jewelry and Gucci suits — was indicted on two counts of wire fraud, one count of extortion, and one count of making material false statements.
  • If convicted, he faces a maximum of 65 years in prison.
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