Spoiler alert, they weren’t arrested for black excellence.
Fox News is reporting that Monica Cannon-Grant, a prominent BLM leader, and her husband were arrested on federal fraud and conspiracy charges Tuesday.
Via Fox News:
“Monica Cannon-Grant, a Black Lives Matter (BLM) leader in Boston, and her husband, Clark Grant, were hit with an 18-page federal indictment for fraud and conspiracy on Tuesday.
Federal authorities allege that Cannon-Grant and Grant have defrauded a large sum of donor dollars out of over $1 million in grants and donations given to their nonprofit, Violence in Boston, which aims to help violence survivors in the city.
Cannon-Grant, a prominent BLM organizer, was arrested outside of her Beantown home Tuesday and declined to comment at the courthouse after being released on personal recognizance, meaning she’ll remain free without bail but with a written promise to appear in court.
The BLM activist has claimed innocence online and, under the terms of her release from Judge Judith Dein, is allowed to continue to work at her nonprofit twice a week but cannot handle the finances. She will be arraigned next week.
Prosecutors did not say how much money was allegedly taken by the couple.”
To make matters even worse Fox News also reports that “Cannon-Grant, 41, is the founder of Violence in Boston and was previously named “Bostonian of the Year” by Boston Globe Magazine.”
Here’s more on the charges being brought against Monica Cannon-Grant and her husband via the Boston Herald:
“U.S. Attorney Rachael Rollins’ office announced the allegations after authorities arrested Cannon-Grant, who then made a brief appearance in federal court downtown. She was released on her own recognizance on several conditions, including that she can’t apply for financial grants as the case moves forward.
Clark Grant was previously charged in a more limited criminal complaint in October, and now both are charged with 18 counts, including wire fraud and making false statements to a mortgage lending business.
The new indictment for them both, clocking in at a meaty 38 pages of allegations, accuses them of a years-long scam in which prosecutors say the pair used “a substantial amount” of the money intended for their anti-violence and pro-services nonprofit to enrich themselves.
Prosecutors allege that the pair cashed checks into their personal accounts of money that was meant for VIB. For instance, in 2019, the Suffolk District Attorney’s Office — then led by Rachael Rollins, now the top federal prosecutor in the office that’s bringing these charges — gave VIB one of its $10,000 grants that were required to be for anti-violence work.
According to the indictment, they used the initial $6,000 deposit “to pay for, among other things, $145 at a Boston nail salon; over $400 in grocery and Walmart purchases in Columbia, MD; hundreds of dollars in meal costs in Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland, including at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Shake Shack, and other restaurants; $1,211 in charges at the Sonesta Suites (hotel), Columbia, MD; hundreds of dollars in fuel, parking and car rental costs; and hundreds of dollars in ATM withdrawals.” By July 31, just over a month later, “the VIB bank account had a negative balance of -$552.38.”
The feds also claim that Cannon-Grant took $3,000 that the organization Cambridge Black Lives Matter donated “to feed needy children” and sent it right to a family member.”
It appears that the Black Lives Matter organization and many of its chapters are nothing more than a money laundering scheme designed to enrich left-wing activists.
My guess is we’ll see more and more of this as the corruption of many of the BLM leaders becomes more and more apparent.