The Black Lives Matter organization remains a controversial organization throughout much of America.
Many Republicans and Conservatives attempt to tie BLM influence to protests and riots, and some claim BLM is a violent group.
So at this point, the activist organization doesn’t want any negative press.
Unfortunately, a BLM activist was just arrested in Atlanta, Georgia and he is now facing several federal charges including money laundering and wire fraud.
After a month-long investigation by the FBI, authorities took Tyree Lavelle Conyers-Page into custody.
Via The Daily Wire:
A Black Lives Matter activist based in Atlanta, Georgia, is facing federal charges for money laundering and wire fraud after allegedly appropriating $200,000 in his organization’s funds for personal use, including the purchase of at least three weapons.
Conyers-Page had a Facebook page called Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta, and he solicited money through a GoFundMe account.
According to the Journal-Constitution, his operation never managed to bring in more than $5,000 in any given month.
But after the George Floyd incident, the money started to flow quickly.
All told, Black Lives Matter Atlanta raised nearly $470,000 in only three months, and the funds were transferred to an account owned and operated by Page.
Of course, he said he was using the money to fund BLM activities.
But in a statement issued by the FBI:
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.
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 apparently also bought real estate and weaponry with this newfound flush of cash.
Furthermore, he’s accused of spending $112,000 on a “home and an adjacent lot in Toledo, Ohio, and transferring donations to his personal account to buy a pistol and two rifles.”
Currently, the assumption is that he simply took some of the money and spent it on himself.
The FBI apparently had a fair amount of evidence in order to execute the arrest, though we’ll have to see if Page is found guilty.
- A Black Lives Matter activist was arrested and accused of using BLM donations for personal purchases.
- He allegedly took over $200K and faces federal charges of money laundering and wire fraud.
- The activist allegedly spend $112K on a home, as well as various weapons.
Source: The Daily Wire