(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) A prominent Boston communist Black Lives Matter organizer has been slapped with additional fraud charges, related to the schemes to defraud the city out of COVID-19 relief and rental assistance funds.
On Thursday, Monica Cannon-Grant, 42, and her husband Clark Grant, 39, were charged with three counts of wire fraud conspiracy, 17 counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy and one count of making false statements to a mortgage lending business by a federal grand jury, according to the Post Millennial. Cannon-Grant was also individually hit with charges of mail fraud, filing false tax returns and failing to file tax returns.
They were the founding executives of Violence in Boston, a supposed “nonprofit” that aimed to create “social, political and economic change to communities across the world” until it was permanently shut down in July 2022 after five years of its existence.
In June of 2020, when the nonprofit still existed, Violence in Boston partnered with the local Black Lives Matter chapter to organize a George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmad Arbery that drew out “thousands” of participants, as the Post Millennial reported.
Last year, the leftist activists were also indicted on 18 counts in connection to an array of alleged schemes to scam Violence in Boston, its donors, the Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) and a Chicago mortgage lending business.
The married couple may spend up to 20 years in prison with three years of supervised release and pay a fine of $250,000 because of the charges of wire fraud conspiracy.
“The charge of making false statements to a mortgage lending business provides for a sentence of up to 30 years in prison, up to five years of supervised release and a fine of up to $1 million,” WCVB reported.
“The charge of filing false tax returns provides for a sentence of up to three years in prison, one year of supervised release and a fine of up to $100,000.”
“The charge of failure to file a tax return provides for a sentence of up to one year of prison, one year of supervised release and a fine of up to $25,000,” WCVB added.