The founder of an Atlanta-based Black Lives Matter group was arrested and charged with misappropriating over $200,000 in donations to the social justice organization.
Sir Maejor Page, 32, was taken into custody in Toledo by the Toledo FBI office on a warrant for money laundering and wire fraud. He is accused of spending $200,000 in BLM donations on clothing, a security system, and property.
Page, who is albino, made it easy for the feds to catch him by bragging on social media. He posted photos of himself on private jets, wearing expensive clothing, and club hopping in Atlanta.
Page founded Black Lives Matter Atlanta in 2016. The Atlanta-based group took in more than $466,000 in public donations in a matter of months.
Authorities say Page immediately went on a spending spree, racking up thousands of dollars in personal purchases. Page told his Facebook followers that every dime went to protest the killing of George Floyd by a former Minneapolis police officer.
"In sum, Page has spent over $200,000 on personal items generated from donations received through BLMGA Facebook page with no identifiable purchase or expenditure for social or racial justice," FBI agent Matthew Desorbo wrote in the federal complaint.
The complaint detailed Page's expenditures. He spent $2,065 on tailored suits and accessories. He paid $112,000 as a down payment on a house for himself in Toledo. He also bought the property next door. He filled the house with $12,000 worth of furniture and a security system set him back $1,310.
The house was purchased in the name of Hi Frequency Ohio, an organization for which Page served as treasurer and general counsel.
Page was released Friday on $10,000 unsecured bond pending trial. If convicted on all charges he faces between 10-20 years in prison and fines between $250,000-500,000 each.