It’s no wonder nobody wants to take responsibility for $60 million sitting idle in BLM bank accounts. Another of their big wig activist organizers just got busted dipping into donation money for social justice causes like “rent, shopping sprees, delivery meals, and visits to a nail salon.” Not to mention, a little summer vacation.
BLM scammed by skimmer
Over in Boston, Black Lives Matter™ let Monica Cannon-Grant and her husband, Clark Grant, manage donation money for their local chapter, officially named “Violence in Boston.” The sticky fingered couple used BLM funding as “a personal piggy bank.”
At least $185,000 was skimmed from the nonprofit, federal prosecutors allege. They hit her with an 18-count indictment and the Boston federal court unsealed it on Tuesday.
According to the charging documents, they even billed BLM for a trip to Maryland. The Antifa® affiliated group, founded in 2017, popped up to fight “supremacy” in Boston. At the time, anarchists were totally outraged by Charlottesville, Virginia’s “Unite the Right” rally.”
Long before the world heard of George Floyd, Cannon-Grant “boasted of having the personal cellphone numbers of then-Mayor Marty Walsh.” He happens to be Biden’s Minister of Labor. She also had current mayor, Michelle Wu and the local district attorney on speed dial.
She managed to pick up such a solid reputation with the far-left radicals that she was named “Best Social Justice Advocate” by Boston magazine.
Boston Globe called her one of the “Bostonians of the Year.” One of her earliest fraud victims was the Cambridge, Massachusetts, chapter of BLM.
Money secretly transferred
As soon as the electrons of a $3,000 BLM Violence in Boston donation via PayPal “to feed needy children in August 2017,” cleared, the money was “secretly transferred” to “a bank account belonging to one of Cannon-Grant’s family members.”
In June 2019, Cannon-Grant was awarded $6,000 in forfeited assets by Suffolk County’s District Attorney’s Office “to take ‘10 at risk young men‘ from Boston’s crime-ridden Roxbury neighborhood to a three-day ‘Violence Prevention Retreat‘ in Philadelphia.”
Cannon-Grant and her husband “have been charged with using a $6,000 grant for at-risk youth for a getaway to Maryland, restaurants and a shopping spree.” At the time, the couple “had balances of just $1.35 and $21.01 in their personal checking accounts.”
They spent the BLM money on things like “$1,200 at a Sonesta Suites hotel, as well as hundreds more for a rental car, fuel, parking and meals at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Shake Shack and other restaurants in Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland, according to the indictment.”
After the George Floyd incident, their “alleged fundraising fraud allegedly accelerated in 2020 when their nonprofit began raking in donations of up to $50,000 a month, with some of the proceeds withdrawn in cash from ATMs or transferred to investment accounts at the Robinhood and E-Trade websites.”
Along with scamming BLM, they also allegedly defrauded “a total of more than $100,000 in federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits.“