Inner City Press

In Other Media-eg New Statesman, AJE, FP, Georgia, NYTAzerbaijan, CSM Click here to contact us     .

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis

Share |   

Follow on TWITTER

Home -

These reports are usually available through Google News and on Lexis-Nexis


(FP Twitterati 100, 2013)

ICP on YouTube

More: InnerCityPro
Sept 24, 2013

UN: Sri Lanka


FOIA Finds  

Google, Asked at UN About Censorship, Moved to Censor the Questioner, Sources Say, Blaming UN - Update - Editorial

Support this work by buying this book

Click on cover for secure site orders

also includes "Toxic Credit in the Global Inner City"




Bank Beat

Freedom of Information

How to Contact Us

Pastor Lamor Whitehead Out on $500000 Bond Now Complains of DOJ and The New Yorker

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Maxwell Book

SDNY COURTHOUSE, Jan 17 -  In the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on the morning of December 19, the talk was of flashy pastor Lamor Whitehead, set to be presented in the afternoon.

Inner City Press was present, the only media in the Mag Court in the morning for three procedings. Related Mag Court live-tweeted thread (more on Patreon here) vlog here

   In EDNY earlier in the year, Inner City Press reported on Whitehead appearing in the Mag Court there for two defendants who robbed him of expensive watched as he preached.

Then Whitehead was indicted for defrauding a parishioner. Indictment on Inner City Press' DocumentCloud here.

Now on January 17, 2023, Whitehead's counsel has filed a motion complaining about the US Attorney's statements, and quotes by "government agent" Brandon Belmonte in a New Yorker article (Inner City Press tweeted about the article as soon as it came out, here - the article also quoted Tekashi #6ix9ine whose cooperator's sentencing Inner City Press covered).  Watch this site.

At the presentment, Inner City Press was there

Magistrate Judge Gorenstein describes wire fraud and threat of force to obtain money from a Bronx business; also lie about not having a 2d cell phone. US agrees to $500,000 unsecured bond, a week for 2 signatures. Jersey travel allowed.

Asst US Attorney: He is to be released today on his own signature. Defense: He has never had a passport.

Afterward, Whitehead and his counsel waited on Worth Street apparently for a car while photographers snapped photos and asked questions; finally they went into a parking garage and emerged in different cars.

On December 22, Judge Schofield set the schedule, with a next proceeding: "Defendant's motion(s), if any, shall be filed by March 15, 2023. The Government's response, if any, shall be filed by March 29, 2023. Defendant's reply, if any, shall be filed by April 5, 2023. The parties shall appear for a status conference on April 11, 2023, at 10:30 a.m. (Signed by Judge Lorna G. Schofield on 12/22/2022)."

On December 23, Whitehead's lawyer Brian L. Ponder filed a notice of Whitehead's "Request to Be Tried Within the Time Frame of the Speedy Trial Act."

On December 27, Ponder filed again, this time a letter asking the prosecutors, "Does the government intend to serve a FRCrP 12/1 Notice of an Alibi Defense for any counts?" We'll have more on this.

The case is US v. Whitehead, 22-cr-692 (Schofield)



Your support means a lot. As little as $5 a month helps keep us going and grants you access to exclusive bonus material on our Patreon page. Click here to become a patron.

Feedback: Editorial [at]
SDNY Press Room 480, front cubicle
500 Pearl Street, NY NY 10007 USA

Mail: Box 20047, Dag Hammarskjold Station NY NY 10017

Reporter's mobile (and weekends): 718-716-3540

Other, earlier Inner City Press are listed here, and some are available in the ProQuest service, and now on Lexis-Nexis.

 Copyright 2006-2022 Inner City Press, Inc. To request reprint or other permission, e-contact Editorial [at]