“Basketball Wives” Star Brittish Williams Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison

by Gee NY

Former “Basketball Wives” star, Brittish Cierrah Williams, has been sentenced to four years in prison after pleading guilty to 15 felonies, including tax fraud, bank fraud, insurance fraud, and pandemic-related scams.

The charges included misuse of a Social Security number, bank fraud, making false statements to the IRS, and wire fraud.

Williams’ attorney argued that her sentence was unduly harsh due to her celebrity status, emphasizing that her success should not be treated as a crime subject to enhanced penalties.

In addition to her prison sentence, 33-year-old Williams will be on supervised release for five years upon her release and has been ordered to pay $564,069 in restitution, reports People.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MAY 16: Brittish Williams attends VH1’s “Basketball Wives” Private Premiere Viewing Party at Proabition DTLA on May 16, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Robin L Marshall/Getty Images)

ShineMyCrown reported in a previous story on this matter that the charges stemmed from her underreporting her income on tax returns for 2017-2019 and falsely claiming dependents, which allowed her to evade paying $29,366 in taxes.

Williams also used fraudulent Social Security numbers to open accounts with credit card companies and banks, causing losses of $28,537 to various victims.

She further submitted fraudulent applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans, falsely inflating her business income and payroll to receive $144,400 in loans intended to help struggling businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Williams also obtained $52,647 from four Paycheck Protection Program loans and falsely claimed COVID-19 relief under the California COVID-19 Rent Relief program.

Brittish Cierrah Williams was indicted in 2021 and faced additional scrutiny for failing to file annual tax returns and falsely claiming exemptions to avoid taxes on her $90,000 salary with her former radio station employer. She also submitted fake medical bills to an insurance company, resulting in fraudulent claims totaling $139,479.92.

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