Black Lives Matter Rocked After Being Caught In Another Major Financial Scandal
Another leader in the Black Lives Matter organization has been caught up in a financial scandal and could be facing federal charges.
The Boston Globe is reporting that community organizer Monica Cannon-Grant, 41 is under federal investigation over allegations that she and her husband misappropriated funds that were donated to her nonprofit, Violence in Boston Inc.
Grant started her charity with $1,000 but now she and her husband are the center of a federal investigation.
From the Boston Globe:
A federal grand jury recently subpoenaed records from the Suffolk District Attorney’s office, one of many public and private donors to Cannon-Grant’s organization, whose stated mission is “to improve the quality of life and life outcomes of individuals from underserved communities by reducing the prevalence of violence and the impact of associated trauma while addressing social injustices through advocacy and direct services.”
Prosecutors are looking at whether any of the donations or grant money were spent on personal expenses, according to the people briefed on the probe.
Clark Grant, 38, is accused ofcommitting COVID unemployment fraud and making false statements on a mortgage application.Federal prosecutorsallegehecollected $67,950 in COVID-19 pandemic unemployment benefits between May 2020 and September 2021 although he was employed full time during that period, according to a15-page criminal complaint.
Grant also listed the nonprofit’s bank account as his own personal account when applying for a $402,573 mortgage for the house he and his wife bought in July, according to the complaint.
In response to the allegations, Cannon-Grant said that nobody “paid me any mind” until she started winning awards for the work she did in the community and now she feels she is being targeted.
Gary Dantzler, leader of Black Lives matter Rhode Island agreed that Cannon-Grant is being targeted but not by “white American.”
“This has nothing to do with white America,” he said. “It’s Black America. Black America is fighting amongst each other for the crumbs. The community was upset about her progress. It’s not a lot of Black people. It’s just a few. They ambushed her and told lies about her. ‘She stole money.’ That’s false. That’s a lie. She didn’t steal anything. The Black people who said that about her are seriously dead wrong and they should be ashamed of themselves. She came to the aid of each last one of them.”
Regardless of what Dantzler believes Black Lives Matter organizations across the country are under investigation for misappropriating funds.