Earlier this year, leaders of Black Lives Matter stirred controversy by buying incredibly expensive homes.
Now another leader of the organization is accused of stealing a massive amount of money from the group.
What is going on here?
FOX News reports:
Black Lives Matter leader accused of stealing $10M from organization: ‘Unjust enrichment’
A lawsuit filed on behalf of 26 grassroots Black Lives Matter (BLM) chapters last week alleged that the leader of the national organization siphoned $10 million in charitable contributions to pay for his own personal expenses.
Black Lives Matter Grassroots (BLMGR), a nonprofit that serves as the umbrella group for local BLM chapters nationwide, claimed in the lawsuit filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court that Shalomyah Bowers, the leader of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF), defrauded the local chapters for “unjust enrichment” and used their funds as his “personal piggy bank.”
BLMGNF, which received more than $90 million in the wake of George Floyd’s death in 2020, represents the national BLM movement.
Bowers, described as a “rogue administrator” and “middle man turned usurper,” led the foundation to be investigated by the Internal Revenue Service and “[blazed] a path of irreparable harm to BLM in less than eighteen months,” according to the suit. “While BLM leaders and movement workers were on the street risking their lives, Mr. Bowers remained in his cushy offices devising a scheme of fraud and misrepresentation to break the implied-in-fact contract between donors and BLM.”
Ten million dollars is nothing to sneeze at.
A Black Lives Matter leader is accused of stealing $10 million from the organization by former colleagues in a lawsuit. In response, #BLM released a statement saying the ex-colleagues suing are utilizing a system of white supremacy to oppress blacks. https://t.co/hJNeHhYaDG
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) September 4, 2022
Is anyone surprised? Only the nitwits who gave to this organization. I’m not sorry they got ripped off. They should have known they were funding a racket.
Black Lives Matter leader accused of stealing $10 million from organization – Los Angeles Times https://t.co/BT25JhzLoJ
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) September 4, 2022
Will he be prosecuted?