Tyron Gilliams appeared via phone on The Real Housewives of Atlanta as Whitfield’s boyfriend, where she gushed over their relationship before she was fired from the show.
He was found guilty in 2013 for security fraud and wire fraud connected to an elaborate white-collar scheme to swindle $5 million from investors. Since the start of his federal prison term in 2013, Gilliams has appealed his case, filed a petition challenging his sentence and asked to be released on bail. However, all of those efforts have been thwarted so far by the courts.
Whitfield even wrote emails to a judge on her boyfriend’s behalf, but on February 2018, Gilliams was ordered by the court to stop contacting the judge’s chamber’s directly, according to court documents. Gilliams, 51, won’t be released in 2022.
In a court document filed on June 8, 2018 with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals New York, Gilliams wrote in a statement that he was sentenced for crimes he did not commit against named victims in the case. Williams claims the named victims and witnesses in the criminal trial were actually involved in the scheme and not him, according to the documents obtained by Radar.
“The fraud statues, securities and wire, were NOT crimes devised and committed by Gilliams against the named ‘victims’ these named victims are NOT victims,” the affidavit stated.
“The 4th, 5th and 6th amendment(s) to the United State Constitution were violated in Gilliams’ case. Despite the fact the Government switched named ‘victims’ around like musical chairs and the court pulled names out of a hat at sentencing, NO victim to witness for that matter had any DIRECT actual verifiable loss from Gilliams. The Mandatory Victims Restitution Act of 1996 was clearly broken by all agents of the court resulting in a sentence of 120 months and $5,000,000 restitution. None of the ‘victims’ or witnesses in Gilliams’ case from the sealed criminal complaint, handed down indictment, returned verdict, conviction and sentencing order have any DIRECT loss, or proven aforementioned crimes committed by Gilliams against them. The Govt. NEVER had a case against Gilliams.”
Whitfield’s boyfriend also claimed he did not have an attorney or opportunity to defend himself when a judge granted a $2.3 million restitution to one individual, who Gilliams said is a perpetrator, not a victim, in the criminal case. “The money was taken from Gilliams’ account and NEVER placed on any seizure report thus NEVER properly accounted for to credited to Gilliams,” the documents obtained by Radar stated.
In the statement, Gilliams also said the firearm found in his home was not used in any crime and should not have been included as an enhancement in his charges and sentencing.
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