One of the most prominent and vocal leaders of an Atlanta BLM group, who has been arrested multiple times for impersonating an officer, is now in serious trouble.
The FBI has arrested Tyree Conyers-Page, who refers to himself as Sir Maejor Page, on charges of fraud and money laundering. He has been accused of misappropriating approximately $200,000 in donations which he solicited on Facebook on behalf of Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta.
According to FBI agent Matthew Desorbo, after a cooperating witness submitted a fraud complaint against Page, the FBI initiated an investigation against the BLM activist.
In 2016, Page founded Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta, for which he took in more than $466,000 in donations from June to August, Desorbo reported.
“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,” Desorbo stated in the report.
According to the FBI, Page claimed he was using the donations “for George Floyd”, while the money actually was used to purchase clothing, food, dining, entertainment, furniture, a home security system, and tailored suits and accessories.
Page is also accused of using $112,000 of the donations to buy a house for himself last month in Toledo, Ohio.
Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta lost its tax-exempt status and was unable solicit donations as of 2019 for failing to submit IRS 990 tax returns, which require a list of donations and expenditures.
Page has become a familiar face at BLM marches in Atlanta in 2016, according to Fox 5. He was part of a group of activists who met with then-mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed, demanding changes in police tactics and training.
“We stand on the shoulders of those that have paved the way for us to be able to protest in the streets and to be able to have our voices heard,” Page said at a joint news conference with Mayor Reed and Chief George Turner standing behind him.
At the time of the news conference, Page has already been arrested multiple times for impersonating a police officer. Page is currently on probation, after pleading guilty to lesser crimes of obstruction of a police officer and carrying a weapon in an unauthorized location.
According to the mayor’s office, they were unaware of his prior arrests at the time of the meeting and news conference. The office also stated that Page’s criminal past was “not relevant” to their meeting with him.
Page has been released on bond after appearing before the judge via video.