BLM Leader Monica Cannon-Grant Arrested: Why was BLM Activist Monica Cannon-Grant Arrested? Charges Explained: One such leader of BLM and her husband is presently hitting the headlines of the newspaper. As per the latest report, On Tuesday, Monica Cannon-Grant who is a leader of Black Lives Matter (BLM) in Boston, and her spouse, Clark Grant, were hit with an 18-page federal accusation for fraud and conspiracy. Federal authorities claim that Cannon-Grant and Grant have conned a large sum of donor dollars out of over $1 million in donations and grants given to their nonprofit, Violence in Boston, which focuses to aid violence survivors in the city. Follow More Update On 44bars.com
BLM Leader Monica Cannon-Grant Arrested
Cannon-Grant, a prominent organizer of BLM, was detained outside of her Beantown house Tuesday and rejected to comment at the courthouse after being released on personal recognizance, meaning she will remain free sans bail but with a written promise to come up in court. The BLM activist has asserted innocence online and under the terms of her bail from Judith Dein, is permitted to continue to work at her nonprofit two times a week but can’t handle the finances. She will be indicted next week.
Prosecutors did not say how much money was reportedly taken by the pair. The lawyer of Cannon-Grant, Robert Goldstein stated “We are highly disappointed the government rushed to judgment here.” in a given statement outside the courthouse. Goldstein stated, “VIP (Violence in Boston) and Monica have been entirely cooperating, and their production of records remains ongoing. Illustrating conclusions from an incomplete factual record does not represent the fair and entirely informed process an inhabitant deserves from its government, especially someone like Monica who has served tirelessly on the behalf of her community.”
BLM Activist Monica Cannon-Grant Arrested?
He further added that “We remain entirely confident Monica will be vindicated when an entire factual record emerges.”
Grant was detained last month of October by federal agents who raided the home of the couple and was previously charged with lying on a mortgage statement and gathering pandemic unemployment benefits illegally. The lengthy accusation claims that Cannon-Grant and her spouse were involved in 3 different fraud schemes: lying on a mortgage application, cheating donors, and illicitly gathering an estimated $1 million in pandemic-related unemployment benefits.
The pair is alleged to using a $6,000 grant meant for a trip for at-risk young men for personal spending. As per the trip proposal, the venture was “to give these young men exposure to communities outside of the violence-riddled neighborhoods that they guide daily.”