The FBI arrested a Black Lives Matter activist for allegedly spending $200K in donations on tailored suits, a house, and guns.
The FBI arrested a Black Lives Matter leader for fraud and money laundering.
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“In sum, Page has spent over $200,000 on personal items generated from donations received through BLMGA Facebook page with no identifiable purchase or expenditure for social or racial justice,” FBI agent Matthew Desorbo said.
Sir Maejor Page, 32, was arrested Friday in Toledo, Ohio, and is facing federal wire fraud and money laundering charges for allegedly spending the money on tailored suits, a home in Ohio, and guns.
- Page became involved with the Black Lives Matter movement in 2016 when he founded the Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta on Facebook.
- He used the page to solicit donations through a GoFundMe account, the FBI said.
- Between April 2018 and May 2020, the group’s balance never exceeded $5,000, but donations started pouring after George Floyd’s death.
- Then, Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta raised nearly $470,000 between June and August, following the death of George Floyd on Memorial Day.
“Numerous videos and livestream videos were posted to Page’s personal social media pages showing himself in what appeared to be newly purchased clothing, hotel rooms and office space in Atlanta,” the FBI said in its release. “Several audio statements are made by Page in the videos boasting about the money he has, his tailored suits, his nice cufflinks and ‘$150 dollar ties.’”
- Page is also accused of spending $112,000 on a home and adjacent lot in Toledo, Ohio,
- Transferring donations into his personal account to buy a pistol and two rifles earlier this month.
- In all, the 32-year-old is accused of spending more than $200,000 in donations with “no identifiable purchase or expenditure for social or racial justice,” the FBI said.
Page was arrested Friday morning in Toledo and charged with one count of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering. He was released on bond after appearing before a judge via video.
In a statement, a spokeswoman for GoFundMe said the company has removed fundraising accounts associated with Page and the Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta organization. Page has been banned from using the GoFundMe platform in the future, and refunds are being offered to donors who request them.
Unable to spin the shameful story, the left-wing media found a way to hijack it: they show pictures of Page whose lighting suggests he is white:
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