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Boston BLM leader and her husband hit with federal fraud, conspiracy charges

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Both were charged with a 18-count indictment for fraud and conspiracy. The dollar amount is in the neighborhood of 1 million dollars.


Boston BLM leader and her husband hit with federal fraud, conspiracy charges​


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.





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Founders of Boston Nonprofit Indicted on Fraud Charges​


Defendants allegedly defrauded donors and grant issuers, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance and a mortgage lending business​


BOSTON – The founders of a local nonprofit, Violence in Boston (VIB), have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a series of alleged schemes designed to defraud VIB and its donors, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance and a mortgage lending business based in Chicago.
Monica Cannon-Grant, 41, and her husband Clark Grant, 38, both of Taunton, were charged in an 18-count indictment with two counts of wire fraud conspiracy; one count of conspiracy; 13 counts of wire fraud; and one count of making false statements to a mortgage lending business. The indictment also charges Cannon-Grant with one count of mail fraud.
Cannon-Grant was arrested this morning and will make her initial appearance in federal court in Boston later today. Grant was previously charged by criminal complaint in October 2021 with one count of wire fraud and one count of false statements on a loan and credit application. An arraignment date for Grant has not yet been scheduled by the Court.
Cannon-Grant is the founder and CEO of VIB, an anti-violence nonprofit formally established in 2017, the stated purpose of which is to reduce violence, raise social awareness and aid community causes in Boston, among other purposes. Grant is Cannon-Grant’s husband, a founding director of VIB, and until recently a full-time employee for a commuter services company since July 2018.
The indictment alleges that the defendants conspired to use VIB as a vehicle to solicit and receive charitable contributions from institutional and individual donors that they then used for a wide range of personal expenses and to enrich themselves while concealing such expenditures from VIB directors, officers and others. Specifically, from 2017 through at least 2020, it is alleged that Cannon-Grant and Grant exercised exclusive control over VIB financial accounts and diverted VIB money to themselves through cash withdrawals, cashed checks, debit purchases and transfers to their personal bank accounts.

 

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And this from the West coast.

Black Lives Matter labeled ‘delinquent’ by California AG over murky finances​


California’s Department of Justice is pursuing Black Lives Matter over its murky $60 million coffers — warning the group’s shadowy leadership that it will be “personally liable” for any fees or fines.


The state’s Attorney General Rob Bonta sent a formal delinquency notice to the controversial activist group on Monday.

“The organization BLACK LIVES MATTER GLOBAL NETWORK FOUNDATION, INC. is delinquent with The Registry of Charitable Trusts for failing to submit required annual report(s),” the letter stated.
BLM was given 60 days to file tax and charity documents for 2020 — the year it previously confirmed collecting a staggering $90 million, with at least $60 million left over after expenses and grants.

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If you want the icing on the cake for this one, Monica Cannon-Grant was named one of The Boston Globe's "2020 Bostonians of the Year."

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One of the consequences of the left's reflexive "Only racists question the social justice movement!" is that it leaves them open to being played by shysters like this couple because they give up critical thinking for being woke.
 

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Both were charged with a 18-count indictment for fraud and conspiracy. The dollar amount is in the neighborhood of 1 million dollars.


Boston BLM leader and her husband hit with federal fraud, conspiracy charges​


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.





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District of Massachusetts

Founders of Boston Nonprofit Indicted on Fraud Charges​


Defendants allegedly defrauded donors and grant issuers, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance and a mortgage lending business​


BOSTON – The founders of a local nonprofit, Violence in Boston (VIB), have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a series of alleged schemes designed to defraud VIB and its donors, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance and a mortgage lending business based in Chicago.
Monica Cannon-Grant, 41, and her husband Clark Grant, 38, both of Taunton, were charged in an 18-count indictment with two counts of wire fraud conspiracy; one count of conspiracy; 13 counts of wire fraud; and one count of making false statements to a mortgage lending business. The indictment also charges Cannon-Grant with one count of mail fraud.
Cannon-Grant was arrested this morning and will make her initial appearance in federal court in Boston later today. Grant was previously charged by criminal complaint in October 2021 with one count of wire fraud and one count of false statements on a loan and credit application. An arraignment date for Grant has not yet been scheduled by the Court.
Cannon-Grant is the founder and CEO of VIB, an anti-violence nonprofit formally established in 2017, the stated purpose of which is to reduce violence, raise social awareness and aid community causes in Boston, among other purposes. Grant is Cannon-Grant’s husband, a founding director of VIB, and until recently a full-time employee for a commuter services company since July 2018.
The indictment alleges that the defendants conspired to use VIB as a vehicle to solicit and receive charitable contributions from institutional and individual donors that they then used for a wide range of personal expenses and to enrich themselves while concealing such expenditures from VIB directors, officers and others. Specifically, from 2017 through at least 2020, it is alleged that Cannon-Grant and Grant exercised exclusive control over VIB financial accounts and diverted VIB money to themselves through cash withdrawals, cashed checks, debit purchases and transfers to their personal bank accounts.

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The Grant's federal indictment doesn't make any reference to Black Lives Matter.

At any rate, they and anyone else who breaks laws and defrauds donors should suffer the consequences.
So are you saying Monica Cannon-Grant is not a BLM leader in Boston?
 

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Womp-womp for them.

Imagine what a person's agenda must be to try to smear the idea that black peoples' lives matter as much as anyone else's by obsessively reporting every last bad thing you can find about a member of the organization called "Black Lives Matter".

It's not like these people just don't know that the BLM slogan is incomparably larger than the BLM organization, and that nobody goes around demanding membership cards from people who write "Black Lives Matter" on a sign before a protest. And even if that weren't true, which it is, you'd still just be smearing a group using an individual member here and there.



#BLM
#****MAGA
 

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So are you saying Monica Cannon-Grant is not a BLM leader in Boston?
She sure is ... or rather, was (emphasis added):

Tears Of Joy And Mourning As Boston’s Black Activists Look To The Future​

By Tori Bedford
November 8, 2020

Before she raised her microphone to speak, activist Monica Cannon-Grant began to cry tears of joy as a Beyoncé song bounced off the sound chamber of buildings in Boston City Hall Plaza on Sunday afternoon.

“Do you know how important it is that there’s a Brown skin girl in charge of this country?” Cannon-Grant said to a crowd of more than 100 people gathered on the cobblestones. “What we’re saying is, something historic happened, and we can have the joy of that moment and also fight for accountability.”

Cannon-Grant organized Sunday's Black Lives Matter demonstration through her nonprofit, Violence in Boston, as a combination of protest and celebration in the wake of the presidential election ...
Source: here.

Those tears of joy were no doubt flowing after a recently cashed set of donation checks.
 

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No offense but there's plenty of motive to drum up charges on BLM members. I'll wait to comment when it's a conviction, not charges.
 

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No offense but there's plenty of motive to drum up charges on BLM members. I'll wait to comment when it's a conviction, not charges.
What "motive to drum up charges on BLM members" do you suppose US Attorney Rachel Rollins has?

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:rolleyes:
 

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So are you saying Monica Cannon-Grant is not a BLM leader in Boston?
No, I said no such thing. I have no idea and don't really care enough to fact-check the FOX article. If she's and her husband are criminals, their affiliations don't matter to me. They should be punished.

I just pointed out that BLM is not mentioned in the federal indictment because IMO, the indictment is a more trustworthy source.
 

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Womp-womp for them.

Imagine what a person's agenda must be to try to smear the idea that black peoples' lives matter as much as anyone else's by obsessively reporting every last bad thing you can find about a member of the organization called "Black Lives Matter".

It's not like these people just don't know that the BLM slogan is incomparably larger than the BLM organization, and that nobody goes around demanding membership cards from people who write "Black Lives Matter" on a sign before a protest. And even if that weren't true, which it is, you'd still just be smearing a group using an individual member here and there.



#BLM
#****MAGA

How many times have we been saying that Black Lives Matter got infiltrated by extremists on both sides?
 

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How many times have we been saying that Black Lives Matter got infiltrated by extremists on both sides?

Hell, infiltrated or founding member, it doesn't matter. The whole thing is so scummy, so dishonest, and so depressingly predictable.



No offense but there's plenty of motive to drum up charges on BLM members. I'll wait to comment when it's a conviction, not charges.
"This is about Racism!!!!!"

If someone posts about things like this event . . .

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. . . and as they do it they either insinuate or directly make a case that this represents some huge number or all of the right, how do you look at those posts? Might you think that perhaps there's a motive there, too?

Now I don't care about GA's angle. Real or fake, the thread is still an ugly fail. Two people are accused of going a'criming. Great. The only reason to mention BLM is the dishonest smear. There are 1,400,000 or so crimes of violence per year in this lovely country, and several million more property crimes a year. These are two people who committed the latter big time. Nothing to do with the message being attacked.

Frame-ups are usually (but not always) low-profile and disgustingly banal. Just sort of "oh, **** it, I still have this I seized and I know this guy musta' done something, I'll toss this little baggy over here to 'find' in a bit". Not "let's try to frame someone of defrauding people for tons of cash over a decent amount of time". Dictators get away with it because they don't actually have to have a quasi-real trial.
 
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Proof the government prosecutes in a generally bipartisan way. Don’t worry, though, Trump’s teaching everyone new tricks.
 

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I guess they should have learned how to do this kind of crap better in order not get caught. They could have followed Trump's example...

Trump is part of the BLM organization? Since when? (sarcasm alert)

Seriously, can we leave Trump's name out of at least a few forum threads?
 

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Both were charged with a 18-count indictment for fraud and conspiracy. The dollar amount is in the neighborhood of 1 million dollars.


Boston BLM leader and her husband hit with federal fraud, conspiracy charges​


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.





Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office

District of Massachusetts

Founders of Boston Nonprofit Indicted on Fraud Charges​


Defendants allegedly defrauded donors and grant issuers, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance and a mortgage lending business​


BOSTON – The founders of a local nonprofit, Violence in Boston (VIB), have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a series of alleged schemes designed to defraud VIB and its donors, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance and a mortgage lending business based in Chicago.
Monica Cannon-Grant, 41, and her husband Clark Grant, 38, both of Taunton, were charged in an 18-count indictment with two counts of wire fraud conspiracy; one count of conspiracy; 13 counts of wire fraud; and one count of making false statements to a mortgage lending business. The indictment also charges Cannon-Grant with one count of mail fraud.
Cannon-Grant was arrested this morning and will make her initial appearance in federal court in Boston later today. Grant was previously charged by criminal complaint in October 2021 with one count of wire fraud and one count of false statements on a loan and credit application. An arraignment date for Grant has not yet been scheduled by the Court.
Cannon-Grant is the founder and CEO of VIB, an anti-violence nonprofit formally established in 2017, the stated purpose of which is to reduce violence, raise social awareness and aid community causes in Boston, among other purposes. Grant is Cannon-Grant’s husband, a founding director of VIB, and until recently a full-time employee for a commuter services company since July 2018.
The indictment alleges that the defendants conspired to use VIB as a vehicle to solicit and receive charitable contributions from institutional and individual donors that they then used for a wide range of personal expenses and to enrich themselves while concealing such expenditures from VIB directors, officers and others. Specifically, from 2017 through at least 2020, it is alleged that Cannon-Grant and Grant exercised exclusive control over VIB financial accounts and diverted VIB money to themselves through cash withdrawals, cashed checks, debit purchases and transfers to their personal bank accounts.


Geeze, not the sharpest tools in the shed to dip into the cookie jar.
The greedy BLM founders couldn't have left a longer trail of crumbs.... :rolleyes:
 

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How many times have we been saying that Black Lives Matter got infiltrated by extremists on both sides?

How would you know this? :unsure:
 

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Trump is part of the BLM organization? Since when? (sarcasm alert)

Seriously, can we leave Trump's name out of at least a few forum threads?

Hit a little close to home?

I have never been big on BLM, as an organization. But it seems to me that the same right-wingers than rejoice in any fall in BLM, hilariously and completely hypocritically ignore then idol, Trump who regularly seems to pilfer donations...
 

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Hit a little close to home?

I have never been big on BLM, as an organization. But it seems to me that the same right-wingers than rejoice in any fall in BLM, hilariously and completely hypocritically ignore then idol, Trump who regularly seems to pilfer donations...

Righties root against Black Lives Matter because of what it stands for, not because of a few rogues that act up.
 

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Righties root against Black Lives Matter because of what it stands for, not because of a few rogues that act up.
Now now, that sounds like you’re saying ALL righties are racist, when it’s clear there are a few who aren’t. Look at the Romney’s! They’re from Mexico,
 
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