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Brooklyn's Bling Bishop Sentenced to 9 Years For Fraud, Extortion

Prosecutors said Lamor Whitehead used a parishioner’s money on “luxury goods and other personal expenses."

A bishop who ran a church in Brooklyn, known for his flashy style and a mid-sermon robbery, was sentenced to nine years in prison related to fraud and extortion charges in an unrelated case, U.S. Attorney Damian Williams announced Monday. Bishop Lamor Whitehead stole around $90,000 of his parishioner’s retirement savings after he promised to help her buy a home, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. “Lamor Whitehead is a conman,” Williams said. “[He] is a career conman and liar who has been committing frauds for over 20 years to finance his extravagant lifestyle.” Click here to read more on