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BLM Leader Charged with Federal Fraud & Conspiracy, Allegedly Used Donor Money for Vacation


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What a surprise…

Yet another BLM leader has been caught using the organization for their own personal and financial gains.

This one now faces charges of federal fraud and conspiracy.

Monica Cannon-Grant is a well-known social justice activist and BLM leader from Boston.

Her and her husband have both been accused of scamming at least $185,000 from donors.

The couple is alleged to have taken money from over $1 million in donations and grants given to their nonprofit group Violence in Boston.

They used the money for vacation, purchases at Walmart, and frequent trips to nail salons.

Cannon-Grant was arrested outside of her home on Tuesday.

She declined to comment and is currently free without bail.

Our friends at the New York Post have the full story:

A high-profile social justice activist in Boston and her husband used a nonprofit they founded to scam at least $185,000 from donors who included a Black Lives Matter chapter and the local district attorney’s office, federal authorities allege.

Monica Cannon-Grant and Clark Grant allegedly treated their Violence in Boston organization as a personal piggy bank to pay for rent, shopping sprees, delivery meals, visits to a nail salon and a summer vacation trip to Maryland.

Cannon-Grant, 41, and Grant, 38, established the nonprofit in 2017, the same year she made headlines for helping organize a “Fight Supremacy” march in Boston following the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va.

In a 2019 interview, she boasted of having the personal cellphone numbers of then-Mayor Marty Walsh, now the US secretary of labor; the current mayor, Michelle Wu, who was a council member at the time; and the local district attorney.

The following year, she was named “Best Social Justice Advocate” by Boston magazine and one of the Boston Globe’s “Bostonians of the Year.”

Fox News has more details on the couples’ fraud schemes, including one where they allegedly used money that was meant for at-risk young men for their own personal expenditures:

The lengthy indictment alleges Cannon-Grant and her husband engaged in three different fraud schemes: lying on a mortgage application, defrauding donors and illicitly collecting approximately $1 million in pandemic-related unemployment benefits.

The couple is accused of using a $6,000 grant meant for a trip for at-risk young men for personal expenditures.

According to a trip proposal, the venture was “to give these young men exposure to communities outside of the violence-riddled neighborhoods that they navigate daily.”

Instead, the pair spared no expense on a vacation, according to federal authorities, eating a meal at a Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., buying merchandise at Walmart and taking visits to a nail salon among other expenditures.

Race-baiting has become quite lucrative in the last several years.

The only problem is that there is an expiration date for those who seemingly get away with it.

Eventually the truth catches up.



 

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