Brittish Williams, who appeared on “Basketball Wives” and as a co-host on “The Home Team Morning Show” on 104.1 radio station, made a not-so-impressive headline.
According to KMOV, the 33-year-old reality TV star and radio personality pleaded guilty to a staggering 15 felonies, which included some pandemic fraud schemes.
Brittish Williams Pleaded Guilty
In her guilty plea, Williams admitted to many charges, including:
- The misuse of Social Security numbers
- Bank fraud
- False statements to the IRS
- Wire fraud
Williams thought it was a good idea to fudge her income on her tax returns and even claim her niece and nephew as dependents.
She also avoided paying over $29,000 in taxes from 2017 to 2019.
But Williams didn’t stop at tax evasion.
She decided it was a splendid idea to use other people’s Social Security numbers to open credit card and bank accounts.
And she used those numbers to deposit checks totaling more than $23,000 from unsuspecting victims and then withdrew the money.
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It gets worse.
Brittish Williams submitted nine applications for disaster loans meant to help struggling businesses during the pandemic.
She also made four applications for the Paycheck Protection Program and threw in another application for a rent relief program in California.
All in all, Williams scored a whopping $144,000 in government loans.
One of the highlights of Williams’ fraudulent endeavors was her attempt to score $27,800 in rent relief–she falsely claimed she was a California resident with reduced work hours due to the pandemic.
However, her work hours were not lower because of the pandemic.
And her rent was already being paid by the network that produces “Basketball Wives.”
But Williams submitted over $139,000 in fake medical bills to an insurance company.
Now, it’s time for Brittish Williams to face the consequences of her actions.
Sentencing is scheduled for August 23, and she could face:
- Up to 30 years in prison for the bank fraud charges
- 20 years for wire fraud charges
- Five years each for the misuse of Social Security numbers
- Fines of up to $3.25 million
So, let this be a cautionary tale, folks.
Don’t be a fraudster because the law will always catch up.
When you try to keep up with a lifestyle that you can’t maintain…. pic.twitter.com/Qh7pMIXGp1
— Althea🇬🇾♎️ (@Althea2597) May 25, 2023
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