‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Brittish Williams Sentenced to Four Years in Prison for Fraud

Williams, 33, pleaded guilty earlier this year to five federal 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, the Washington Post reported.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Diane Klocke said Williams’ crimes occurred over roughly a decade and added that she continued to do so even after she was indicted.

She was also ordered to pay restitution of $565,000 by U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey.

“You knew what you were doing. You knew it was wrong and you did it anyway,” Autrey said in his ruling.

Federal authorities said Williams illegally obtained loans meant for businesses hurt by the pandemic. They said she also used false Social Security numbers to defraud banks and credit card companies, submitted fake medical bills to an insurance company, and lied on tax returns.

Williams made her debut in the popular show Basketball Wives lA” in season 3 in 2014. At the time, she was engaged to Lorenzo Gordon, who played professional basketball overseas.

“Brittish Williams was getting paid to portray her celebrity lifestyle on ‘Basketball Wives’ when in fact she was a typical fraudster,” Jay Greenberg, special agent in charge of the FBI’s St. Louis office, said in a statement.

Williams previously pleaded guilty during a May hearing but promised that she had done away with her life of crime.

“I will not be committing any more crimes for the rest of my life,” she told the court.