The Brooklyn pastor, Bishop Lamor Whitehead, who was allegedly robbed while leading a church service earlier this year, has been charged on federal charges and is presently being held. The notorious Whitehead, who is charged with a number of offenses, was reportedly detained on Monday by federal officials, according to The New York Post. He was charged with two counts of wire fraud, one act of extortion, and one count of making materially false claims, according to federal authorities. He might spend as much as 65 years in jail if found guilty on the charges.
A parishioner allegedly convinced him to invest $90,000 of her retirement funds with him. He promised to buy her a house with the money collected. He is charged with using the cash to purchase opulent things and attire. The Brooklyn preacher allegedly demanded $5,000 from another victim, a businessman, according to the prosecution. He requested a loan of $500,000 from the man. The indictment claims that with that amount, he promised the man that he could “get favorable measures by the New York City administration” in exchange for the cash and interest in real estate deals. In a written statement, FBI Assistant Director Michael J. Driscoll said that anyone who is ready to attempt to collect monies through false promises or threats, the FBI will guarantee that they are made to face the consequences for your conduct in the criminal justice system.
Whitehead’s church in Brooklyn was reportedly invaded by three guys earlier this year, who made off with jewels valued at almost $1 million. In a deliberate attack, the Brooklyn preacher and his wife were held at gunpoint. The scene was recorded on camera as it was being live-streamed, and there were no reported injuries. The incident happened on July 23 and took place at The Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Juwan Anderson and Say-Quan Pollack were arrested for allegedly participating in the armed robbery. – Steve Sijenyi