An Atlanta-based activist, Tyree Conyers-Page, is now facing charges after authorities found he spent more than $200,000 in Black Lives Matter donations. He was arrested Friday and is facing federal wire fraud and money laundering charges for using donations to buy tailored suits, guns, and a home in Ohio.
Page, otherwise known as Sir Maejor Page, ran the “Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta” Facebook page, which operated as a non-profit organization to collect monetary donations for “fighting” against racial injustice. The charity took donations on the GoFundMe account where Page assured people that none of the funds were used for personal items. He said the funds were “all movement-related.”
Donations poured in to the account after George Floyd’s death, raising nearly $470,000 between June and August. The funds were transferred to the BLMGA bank account that Page controlled. He then linked a debit card to the same bank account to make personal purchases such as food, entertainment, furniture, and a home security system. His Instagram page even featured an increased amount of new clothes. The FBI did not find any purchases tied to social activism or “racial injustice.”
The suspicious activity was flagged after Page used the BLMGA bank account to purchase the Toledo residence but listed the organization ‘Hi Frequency’ as the purchaser. Hi Frequency is another organization for which Page was listed as the treasurer and general counsel. He tried to hide the property’s ownership by stating in the non-disclosure that the transaction was to be entered “by and between Hi Frequency Ohio via Sir Maejor Page” and the seller’s agent.
After being released on a $10,000 bond, Page removed all fundraising accounts and has been banned from using the GoFundMe platform. Refunds are being offered to those donors who request them.
“GoFundMe has taken action to ensure you can no longer start a GoFundMe for BLMGA. PayPal has also confirmed BLMGA has been removed from its database. Campaigns with misuse are very rare, and we take all complaints very seriously. Our team is working with law enforcement and assisting them in the investigation,” GoFundMe said.
Page is also not allowed to use Facebook and has been barred from obtaining any new bank accounts or lines of credit without approval from Pretrial Services.
This isn’t the first time someone has gotten caught using BLM funds for personal gain. The left doesn’t support activists – they support a wolf in sheep’s clothing.