Brooklyn “Bling Bishop” Lamor Whitehead was indicted on new fraud charges Wednesday, federal prosecutors said.
Whitehead told a bank his business had $2 million in its coffers when it had less than $10, a superseding indictment filed in Manhattan Federal Court details.
In June 2018, he applied for a $250,000 business loan for his company Anointing Management Services LLC and submitted false bank documents in his online loan application, prosecutors said.
The bishop, who counts Mayor Adams among his friends, did not get the loan.
He continued to use the forged papers until February 2019, including in an application for a $1.3 million mortgage to finance the purchase of a mansion in Paramus, NJ, according to federal charges.
The redacted documents included “completely fabricating a bank account that did not in fact exist,” altering the statements to make it appear the company had more than $2 million “when in fact during that time period (the company) had an average closing balance.” less than ten dollars,” the indictment says.
Whitehead, 45, a pastor with Tomorrow’s Leaders International Ministry, was charged in December with allegedly defrauding a retired parishioner out of tens of thousands of dollars, extorting a businessman and lying to the FBI.
He and his wife were robbed at gunpoint of $1 million worth of flashy jewelry in the middle of delivering a sermon at their Canarsie church. The crime was caught on camera and three men were later arrested.
Whitehead’s attorney, Dawn Florio, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.