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Ex-campaign worker claims flashy NYC Bishop Lamor Whitehead stiffed him out of over $56K: lawsuit

Fendi-loving ex-con Bishop Lamor Whitehead stiffed a marketing campaign worker out of greater than $50,000 whereas making a failed run for Brooklyn borough president, courtroom papers allege.

The headline-grabbing clergyman’s former marketing campaign “street team manager,” Yves Andre, claims in a lawsuit that Whitehead employed him final year to recruit staffers to assist the bishop make his inconceivable political run — however by no means made good on his promise to reimburse the plaintiff for the 1000’s of {dollars} he was pressured to shell out to pay employees.

Andre accuses Whitehead of fraud, breach of contract and unjust enrichment within the criticism, which was filed July 29.

“He owes me money, he cannot evade it,” Andre advised The Post on Tuesday. “I’ve the proof.

“Out of everyone who has brought claims against him, he has not mentioned me because he knows my lawsuit is valid,” Andre stated.

Whitehead was served courtroom papers within the case Monday — proper earlier than a press convention that the bishop organized exterior the 69th Precinct in Brooklyn.

Whitehead drove as much as the occasion in a white convertible Rolls Royce with an orange inside and was dripping in gold and diamond jewellery and sporting Fendi duds.

Bishop Lamor Whitehead is accused of dishonest an ex-campaign worker out of greater than $50,000, in response to a brand new lawsuit.
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The controversial bishop referred to as the presser to gripe about his remedy by the NYPD after he scuffled with a girl who apparently crashed his live-streamed sermon Sunday.

Whitehead was handcuffed by cops and hauled off to the precinct for questioning together with the lady. He ended up being launched with out expenses, whereas she faces raps together with trespassing.

The incident got here after the bishop was robbed on digital camera throughout one other service in July — with the masked crooks making off with greater than $1 million in jewellery from him and his spouse, he and cops stated on the time.

Whitehead — who was beforehand convicted of grand larceny and id theft — claimed Monday that he now believes even the NYPD appears to suppose at this level that he staged the theft. The Police Department has stated the case is ongoing.

According to Andre’s lawsuit, the bishop employed him in April 2021 to assist out together with his marketing campaign and requested him to hire a crew of staffers.

Andre stated within the go well with that Whitehead promised him $30 an hour and crew members $20 hourly — however later lowered his rate to $15 and the opposite employees’ to “varying amounts.”

Bishop Lamor Whitehead
Whitehead is accused of fraud, breach of contract and unjust enrichment within the criticism.
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Even then, Whitehead repeatedly didn’t pay any of them — claiming at one level that he was ready to obtain his “matched’ marketing campaign funds from town, the courtroom paperwork declare.

Andre additionally allegedly recorded a music video for Whitehead’s marketing campaign and didn’t receives a commission.

The lawsuit claims Andre has not been reimbursed for $56,684 in bills.

Whitehead’s lawyer, Brian Ponder, advised The Post on Tuesday that Andre’s lawsuit that his consumer “believes it to be frivolous” however wouldn’t elaborate.

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