June 25, 2024

Lorenzo Gordon, a former professional basketball player and ex-beau of reality TV star, is under indictment for fraudulent pandemic relief loans applications. Now 40 years old, Gordon has been charged with wire fraud on three counts and theft of government property after allegations of dishonesty in his COVID-19 business relief claims. He is accused of providing misinformation about the longevity and earnings of his two businesses and his sole ownership of a cleaning firm. The total amount collected by Gordon from these deceitful applications is close to $273,000 as indicated by the official documents.

Gordon was previously engaged to Brittish Williams, recognized for her appearances on the reality TV show “Basketball Wives” on VH1 in 2014. The former couple, who share a child together, ended their relationship due to infidelity allegations. Just last year, Williams was sentenced to a four-year prison term following her admission of multiple fraudulent activities generating over half a million dollars.

A St. Louis native, Gordon’s basketball career includes a stint at Illinois State during college and professional playing in various countries such as France, Germany, Turkey, and Israel.

Gordon’s indictment implicates fraudulent requests for federal pandemic business relief loans for his businesses, Logo Fitness and Elite 50 Basketball Training, both established in 2020. He was additionally accused of falsely claiming sole ownership of Lorenzo Gordon janitorial services since 2017 when another co-owner was part of the company.

Interestingly, Gordon’s name had surfaced earlier in an unrelated investigation by state regulators concerning a food program for underprivileged children.

This indictment comes on the heels of his ex-fiancée’s guilt admission to 15 federal crimes, including tax and bank fraud as well as insurance and pandemic-related fraud three months ago. In a recent interview with Youtuber Carlos King, Williams implicated Gordon in her crimes. However, Gordon refuted these claims via a post on Instagram.

Gordon was not available for comments as of Thursday.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the allegations against Lorenzo Gordon?

Lorenzo Gordon, ex of ‘Basketball Wives’ star Brittish Williams’, has been indicted on charges of fraud. The indictment charges him with misrepresenting facts related to his businesses during his applications for pandemic relief loans. This included providing false information about the operation period of his businesses, their earnings, and his ownership.

Who is Lorenzo Gordon?

Lorenzo Gordon is a former professional basketball player who played in countries like Germany, France, Turkey, and Israel. He was formerly engaged to Brittish Williams, a reality television personality known for appearing on the VH1 show “Basketball Wives.”

What was the outcome of the previous case involving Brittish Williams?

Brittish Williams, Lorenzo Gordon’s ex, was sentenced to four years in prison last year. She pleaded guilty to carrying out various fraudulent activities, including tax fraud, bank fraud, insurance fraud and abuse of pandemic-related aid. These fraudulent activities allegedly brought her more than half a million dollars.