Posted BY: Anthony Scott
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 was running for Brooklyn Borough President he introduced Whitmore on stage as a “good friend and good brother.”
As a response to Whitehead’s arrest Mayor Adams’ spokesperson released an email from Adam stating “While these allegations are troubling, I will withhold further comment until the process reaches its final conclusion.”
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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