Basketball Wives LA star Brittish Williams has accepted a plea deal in her ongoing fraud case.
On Wednesday (May 25) Williams appeared in a St. Louis Missouri court. She pleaded guilty to five counts of misuse of a Social Security number, four counts of bank fraud, three counts of making false statements to the IRS and three counts of wire fraud.
William was indicted in September 2021 on federal charges. At the time the reality star plead not guilty and was ordered to wear an ankle monitoring system.
Williams appeared on season 10 of Basketball Wives and shared with her castmates her experience being arrested following the indictment.
According to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Missouri, the majority of the fraud charges against Williams stemmed from financial crimes committed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“British Williams has admitted an unusually large number of frauds that victimized taxpayers, banks, credit card companies, individuals, and programs that were intended to help struggling businesses and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic,” U.S. Attorney Sayler Fleming said this week.
“This is a first step towards justice for those victims,” he added. “We will also be seeking repayment of all of her ill-gotten gains.”
Williams reportedly stole $446,000 using other people’s Social Security numbers to open accounts with credit card companies and banks. The plea says she used $144,000 in government loans for her personal lifestyle and received $27,800 in rent relief after falsely claiming she was a California resident.
Williams, who was engaged to former basketball player Lorenzo Gordon, is scheduled to be sentenced on August 23.
If convicted, she’s looking at up to 30 years for the bank fraud charges, 20 years for the wire fraud charges, and up to five years each for the five charges of misusing a social security number.
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