Former Basketball Wives LA star Brittish Williams, who also goes by the name “Cierrah,” has been indicted on federal fraud and identity theft charges in St. Louis, Missouri.
The indictment came down on Sept. 22, the U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Missouri said in a press release. Williams faces five felony charges of misuse of a Social Security number; four charges of bank fraud; three charges of making false statements to the IRS; three charges of wire fraud; and three charges of aggravated identity theft.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports she was arrested on Thursday, Oct. 7, and pleaded not guilty that same day.
Prosecutors allege Williams used false social security numbers in 2017 to obtain loans, lines of credit and other funds from banks and financial institutions. The indictment accuses Williams of submitting false information to the IRS, including the names and social security numbers of individuals she falsely claimed were dependents on her tax returns.
Her attorney, Jason Korner, told the Post-Dispatch his client is a victim of overzealous prosecutors. “[Williams] has been targeted because of her celebrity, and I expect that to be clear once the evidence is produced,” Korner said.
The case was investigated by the IRS and the Social Security Administration, according to prosecutors.
Williams appeared on season three of VH1’s Basketball Wives LA in 2014. She was previously engaged to Lorenzo Gordon, who most recently played for the Ramat Hasharon team in Israel. Williams and Gordon also appeared together on season 7 of WE Tv’s Marriage Bootcamp.
According to Williams’ Instagram page, she also offers $300 workshops on how to “take home an additional $30,000 each month” as a social media influencer.