‘Basketball Wives’ Star Brittish Williams Speaks Out After Pleading Guilty To 15 Felony Fraud Charges: ‘I Am Not Ashamed’
Reality TV personality Brittish Williams has entered a plea in her wire fraud trial.
According to a report from LoveBScott, the “Basketball Wives” alum pleaded guilty to 15 felonies after being arrested for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in government money.
As we reported last month, Brittish Williams had been negotiating with prosecutors for a while. At the time, the 33-year-old reportedly requested that her trial be postponed in order to finalize a deal with the prosecution. It seems both parties were able to come to an amicable resolution recently. It’s reported the reality star has pleaded guilty to fraud, admitting to stealing around $446,000.
Reportedly, British Williams was charged with 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. Williams reportedly admitted to under-reporting on her tax returns and illegally claiming her niece and nephew as dependents. It’s noted in the report, that she was able to avoid over $29,000 in taxes from 2017 – 2019 due to misleading the IRS.
Additionally, the report stated that the VH1 star:
“Submitted nine applications for disaster loans (aimed at helping businesses during the pandemic), four applications for the Paycheck Protection Program, and one application for a rent relief program in California.”
“Williams got $27,800 in rent relief after falsely claiming she was a California resident with a total household income of less than $50,000 and had reduced work hours. Her work hours were not reduced because of the pandemic, the plea says. Also, her rent was reimbursed by the network that produces “Basketball Wives,” a TV show that she was featured on.”
On top of that, Williams also reportedly submitted more than $139,000 in fake medical bills to an insurance company. A sentencing date has reportedly been scheduled for August 23rd. Hours after the news began to spread, Brittish took to Instagram seemingly addressing her latest court update. She wrote on her story:
“Anything I’ve went through that a normal person would go through privately I went through publicly. I hope my story, journey and my growth can help someone going through something similar or stops the next person from doing anything that could possibly have them in the same situation as me,”
“I am not ashamed…I am proud of the woman and mother I am TODAY. Everything I’ve been through I needed to go through,”
Williams reportedly faces up to 30 years in prison for bank fraud, 20 years for the wire fraud, and “up to five years each for the five charges of misusing a Social Security number,” as well as up to $3.25 million in fines.
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