Atlanta activist spent $200G in Black Lives Matter donations on house, personal expenses: FBI

Atlanta activist spent $  200G in Black Lives Matter donations on house, personal expenses: FBI

Il FBI has arrested the founder of a Black Lives Matter group in Atlanta on fraud and money laundering charges.

Sir Maejor Page, 32, was accused Friday of misappropriating $ 200,000 in donations he solicited through Facebook on behalf of Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta, Volpe 5 Atlanta riferito venerdì.

Page was released on bond after appearing before a judge via video. He did not immediately return messages Saturday from Fox News.

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The FBI opened an investigation last year after a cooperating witness submitted a fraud complaint against Page, whose real name is Tyree Conyers-Page, FBI agent Matthew Desorbo said in the complaint.

Page founded Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta in 2016 and this year took in more than $ 466,000 in donations in June, July and August, Desorbo said.

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,” Egli ha detto.

The FBI said Page pledged to use those donationsfor George Floydbut instead used the money make purchases related to food, cenare, entertainment, capi di abbigliamento, furniture, a home security system, tailored suits and accessories.

According to the bureau, Page also used $ 112,000 of the donated money to purchase a house for himself in Toledo, Ohio. The transaction took place last month.

Mugshot for Sir Maejor Page from a prior arrest.

Mugshot for Sir Maejor Page from a prior arrest. (Volpe 5 Atlanta)

Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta could not solicit donations after losing its tax-exempt status as a charity in 2019 for failing to submit to the IRS 990 tax returns listing donations and expenditures.

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Volpe 5 segnalato nel 2016 that Page became a familiar face at Black Lives Matter marches in Atlanta to protest fatal police shootings.

He was part of a group of Black activists who met with then-Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed to demand changes in police training and tactics. Page even spoke at a joint news conference, secondo la stazione.

Al tempo, Page had been arrested several times for impersonating a police officer, the station reported..

Secondo la stazione, months earlier Page had parted ways with the Black Lives Matter of Atlanta movement before forming Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta.

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