‘Bling Bishop’ Lamor Whitehead could land in jail for ‘threatening’ scam victim with Bible verse

The feds need to throw convicted fraudster “Bling Bishop” Lamor Whitehead in jail forward of his July sentencing after he allegedly flashed confidential case paperwork and made veiled threats towards one among his accusers — by reciting a Bible verse.

Prosecutors say Whitehead — who was discovered responsible in March of fraud, tried extortion and mendacity to the FBI for bilking an aged lady out of her retirement financial savings, amongst different issues — broke a restraining order when he confirmed off a number of paperwork in the April 30 video, based on federal courtroom filings.

On Monday, prosecutors mentioned in Manhattan federal courtroom that the flamboyant 45-year-old pastor from Brooklyn additionally used a Bible psalm to make veiled threats towards Pauline Anderson — the girl he scammed out of $90,000.

Bishop Lamor Whitehead leaves federal court after his Monday hearing.
Bishop Lamor Whitehead leaves federal courtroom after his Monday listening to. Gregory P. Mango

“Touch not my anointed,” Whitehead allegedly mentioned, quoting Psalms 105, throughout an April 30 livestreamed service. The Old Testament scripture can loosely be translated to Whitehead believing he’s past criticism as a pastor.

“The court ought to remand Mr. Whitehead,” one prosecutor advised Judge Lorna G. Schofield at a Monday listening to. “He is not credible, he cannot be trusted.”

Whitehead tried to rebut the claims in courtroom — the place the flashy pastor wore an $1,100 Burberry reversible corduroy-trimmed quilted shell and checked cotton jacket, Louis Vuitton loafers value $700 and held a Fendi Zucca-patterned rucksack that price an eye-popping $1,500.

“I did not willfully try to disturb any protective order,” he advised Schofield, including that the press has ruined his fame by skewering his vogue decisions.

“I was ridiculed because of a designer jacket,” he mentioned. “My character has been destroyed.” 

Bishop Lamor Whitehead with his expensive wardrobe.
Bishop Lamor Whitehead clad in his costly wardrobe. Gregory P. Mango
Bishop Lamor Whitehead speaks to the media outside Brooklyn Federal Courthouse after attending an arraignment for tow of three perps, before hooping into his white Rolls Royce with expired NYS Chaplain placard, which expired on February 15, 2020.
Whitehead hops in a Rolls-Royce outdoors Brooklyn Federal Courthouse in February 2020. Paul Martinka
Lamor Whitehead
Whitehead has been convicted of scamming a lady out of her retirement, then blowing the money on private luxuries. Gregory P. Mango

He additionally claimed he thought the paperwork had been unsealed following the conclusion of his trial.

“I didn’t know those documents would put me in this position,” he mentioned.

His lawyer, Declan Murray, added that his consumer isn’t a flight threat and “has not made any statements encouraging anyone” to go after the Anderson household.

Schofield will resolve whether or not Whitehead stays house or goes to jail on May 20.

Whitehead speaking.
Whitehead might be sentenced on July 1. Gregory P. Mango

Earlier this yr, a Manhattan jury discovered the trendy preacher responsible of not solely scamming Anderson, the aged mom of a parishioner, but in addition of attempting to extort 1000’s from a Bronx physique store proprietor to whom Whitehead promised “official favors” from Mayor Eric Adams.

When they opened the trial, prosecutors referred to as Whitehead a “conman who told lie after lie to victim after victim.”

Whitehead, of the Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries in Canarsie, satisfied Anderson to speculate her retirement cash in a home he claimed he’d purchase for her, then repair up.

Instead, he blew the cash on private luxuries from Louis Vuitton, Footlocker and BMW, prosecutors mentioned.

Bishop Lamor Whitehead and Eric Adams
Whitehead with Eric Adams, who he claimed as a mentor and mentioned would do “whatever I wanted.” Instagram/iambishopwhitehead

He additionally tried to get Brandon Belmonte, the physique store proprietor, to lend him half-a-million {dollars} in return for favors from the mayor, who Whitehead mentioned will “do whatever I wanted,” they added.

But his constellation of lies caught up with him — and the feds collared him in December 2022.

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