By Katie Hull
ST. LOUIS — A former professional basketball player whose reality star ex-girlfriend was sentenced to prison for various frauds has now also been indicted on charges of submitting false applications for pandemic relief loans.
Lorenzo Gordon, 40, faces three charges of wire fraud and a single count of theft of government property after authorities said he lied on COVID-19 business relief applications about how long he had operated two businesses, how much money they had made and whether he was the sole owner of a janitorial company.
In all, he collected nearly $273,000, according to charging documents.
Gordon is the ex-fiancé of Brittish Williams, who first appeared on the VH1 reality TV show “Basketball Wives” in 2014 when she was dating Gordon. They got engaged in 2014 but later broke it off over cheating allegations. The two have a child together.
An indictment filed Wednesday says that Gordon applied for a federal pandemic business relief loan on June 19, 2020. He claimed his business, Logo Fitness, had made gross revenues of nearly $96,500 prior to the pandemic when, in fact, Logo Fitness had been established in 2020.
Three days later, he submitted another application for a business called Elite 50 Basketball Training, which he said had made more than $234,600 in the past year. That business had been created in 2020, too, charges say.
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