“Social Justice Activist” Charged with Wire Fraud and Money Laundering After Using $200,000 of BLM Donations for Personal Expenses
The FBI Cleveland Division, Toledo Resident Agency and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio have arrested Sir Maejor Page. His real name is Tyree Conyers-Page and he has been found to be fraudulently using donations for Black Lives Matter and posing as a leader for the BLM movement.
An investigation found that Page had created a Facebook paged titled Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta (BLMGA) and he set it up as a non-profit organization making it capable of accepting donations. In 2018, Page opened a bank account where he as the only signatory and called the account “Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta, Inc.”
Fox 5 reported that in 2016 he became a familiar face at BLM marches in Atlanta but had also been arrested previously for impersonating a police officer. He eventually left BLM of Atlanta and then started BLM of Greater Atlanta.
The account balance never exceeded $5000 from April 2018 to May 2020, but in June 2020 the social media page received several donations totaling about $36,493.80 Then in July received about $370,933 and in August received another $59,914.69 in donations. All of the money, which totals more than $466,000, was transferred to the bank account Page had opened in 2018.
In June 2020 Page received several inquiries over social media asking about the use of the funds and he denied that any money had been used for personal expenses. He said all purchases were related to the movement and to fight for George Floyd. But banks statements show that in June, July, and August Page used a linked debit card to the account for food, dining, entertainment, clothing, furniture, home security, and other personal item purchases.
The largest transaction took place on August 21, 2020 for a home and nearby lot in Toledo, Ohio. The purchase summed $112,000. The real estate transaction details that Page attempted to hide his ownership of the property stating in the NDA that it was to be entered “by and between Hi Frequency Ohio vis Sir Maejor Page” and the agent.
Page transferred money from the BLMGA account to his own personal account and purchased a handgun and two rifles. In several videos and livestreams from Page’s personal social media accounts, he can be seen in newly purchased clothing, hotel rooms, and even an office space in Atlanta. He boasted about all the money he had and expensive personal items as well.
Page fraudulently spent over $200,000 on personal items with money that was intended for the Black Lives Matter movement and there is no proof of purchase anywhere for anything that would be considered for “social or racial justice.” He was arrested and charged with one count of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering on Friday morning.
Sources: Breaking 911, Fox News, Fox 5; Photo-Toledo Blade