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Fancy N.Y. bishop robbed throughout livestreamed service condemned of wire scams and tried extortion

A Brooklyn preacher understood for his fancy way of life and who took pride in his relationship with New York City’s mayor was condemned in federal court Monday of wire scams, tried extortion and lying to the FBI.

Lamor Miller-Whitehead, 47, was condemned of 5 counts after a trial in federal court in Manhattan that started late last month. District attorneys had actually argued that the preacher overemphasized his ties to Mayor Eric Adams and let greed surpass him as he robbed a parishioner’s retirement cost savings and attempted to obtain a business person to sustain his extravagant way of life.

He likewise was implicated of lying to FBI representatives by rejecting he had a 2nd mobile phone.

Bishop Lamor Miller-Whitehead in New York on May 24, 2022. Mary Altaffer/ AP file

A lawyer for Miller-Whitehead, Dawn Florio, stated they are appealing the decision. She had actually informed jurors throughout the trial that proof versus her customer didn’t support the charges.

Miller-Whitehead made headings in July when equipped outlaws crashed his church service and robbed him of $1 million in precious jewelry.

The preacher welcomed his fancy way of life. He was understood for driving around in a Rolls Royce and records reveal he resided in a $1.6 million home in Paramus, New Jersey. He likewise owned apartment in Hartford, Connecticut.

District attorneys declared Miller-Whitehead bilked a parishioner out of $90,000 in retirement cost savings by wrongly assuring he would discover her a home and invest the rest in his realty service. District attorneys state he rather invested the cash on high-end items and clothes.

He likewise was implicated of attempting to encourage a business owner to provide him $500,000 and provide him a stake in property offers by declaring his ties to city authorities might make beneficial treatment for the business owner’s interests.

Adams grew near Miller-Whitehead while functioning as Brooklyn’s district president. Adams, a previous cops captain, has because stated he invested years implementing the law and anticipates everybody to follow it.

Sentencing for Miller-Whitehead is arranged for July 1.

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

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