ATLANTA, GA—The FBI has arrested a Black Lives Matter activist for money laundering and wire fraud. Tyree Conyers-Page, who uses the alias Sir Maejor Page. According to the charging document, Page has been charged with “fraudulently spending over $200,000 that was donated to Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta to purchase a home in Toledo, Ohio, tailored suits, food, dining, entertainment, clothing, furniture, and a home security system. Page also purchased one pistol and two rifles.
Page attempted to cover up the fraudulent home purchase transaction by having a second person’s to sign the purchase documents for the home and then a nondisclosure agreement.
Evidence shows that Page did not use the funds for BLM of Greater Atlanta or in any other state. “In June 2020, BLMGA’s Facebook page received approximately $36,493.80 in donations. In July 2020, it received approximately $370,933.69, and in August 2020, it received an additional $59,914.69. All of this money was transferred from Facebook to BLMGA’s account ending in 7235.”
The charging documents indicated that “in March 2016, PAGE registered a 501(c)(3) domestic non-profit corporation with the Georgia Secretary of State Corporation’s Division called “BLACK LIVES MATTER OF GREATER ATLANTA INC.” PAGE assumed the role of president and CEO of the corporation. In addition, PAGE registered his corporation as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charity with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Page “used the BLMGA to handle raise funds on Facebook. He told users that the funds donated were being used to fight for George Floyd.”
- In April 2019, a Cooperating Witness (CW1), submitted a complaint to the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center that SIR MAEJOR PAGE was fraudulently utilizing a Black Lives Matter non-profit organization by way of misrepresentations to make money.
- On June 1, 2020, CW1 provided supplementary information that PAGE was receiving money derived from fundraisers on a Facebook page titled “BLACK LIVES MATTER OF GREATER ATLANTA” (BLMGA). CW1 provided screenshots from the publicly viewable Facebook page of BLMGA that show multiple people donating to this organization. According to the screenshots taken by CW1, from approximately May 25 to May 31, 2020, over $19,000 was raised for BLMGA.