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BLM president, Sir Maejor Page, on trial for defrauding donors out of $500K

The self-proclaimed ‘sexiest albino in the world’ began his defense on Tuesday after being accused of creating a fake Black Lives Matter sub-organization to steal nearly $500,000 from unsuspecting donors to fund a lavish lifestyle.

Sir Maejor Page, formerly known as Tyree Conyers-Page, faces federal charges of wire fraud, one count of concealing money laundering and two counts of money laundering stemming from his September 2020 arrest.

The actor-turned-activist and scammer allegedly created a bank account in 2018 titled “Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta Inc.”, where he was the nonprofit’s sole signatory and received donations after users of Facebook have linked their birthday donation wish to the “non-profit” account.

Sir Maejor Page is facing trial on federal charges following his September 2020 arrest on money laundering and fraud charges. Mr. Major Page / Facebook

He allegedly defrauded donors out of $467,345.18 after BLMGA’s tax-exempt status as a charity was revoked with the IRS.

Page had no more than $5,000 in his account in the first two years. At one point, he accumulated a balance of -$12.42, according to the FBI.

After the killing of George Floyd by Minnesota police officer Derick Chauvin during an encounter in May 2020, Page’s account saw a huge increase in donations.

“As of June 2020, the BLMGA social media page received approximately $36,493.80 in donations; in July 2020, he received approximately $370,933.69 in donations; and in August 2020, an additional $59,914.69 in donations.

While claiming that none of the donated funds would be used for personal purposes, Page used a debit card linked to the account and made purchases “related to food, meals, entertainment, clothing, furniture, a home security system, to custom suits and accessories.”

Page’s largest purchase using the donated funds was a house and adjacent vacant lot in a residential area of ​​Toledo, Ohio, valued at approximately $112,000 in August.

The fraudster went further, in an attempt to conceal his ownership of the property, by having the real estate transaction indicate that the purchase was made “by and between Hi Frequency Ohio via Sir Maejor Page” and the seller’s agent .

Page was charged with one count of wire fraud, one count of concealing money laundering and two counts of money laundering.
Page began making her major purchases in the summer of 2020, at the height of the COVID pandemic and the George Floyd protests. Instagram

A month after purchasing the property, Page purchased a Glock handgun and two AR-15-style rifles from an Oregon-based gun store.

During his testimony, FBI agent Matthew Desorbo highlighted Page’s use of funds for personal purposes, noting several purchases at the Pyramid Lounge in Toledo, the purchase of 16 blue suits, and the transfer of money from BLMGA account to its own CashApp.

Desorbo described Page’s spending as “lavish purchases” while questioning the source of his income, according to the Toledo Blade.

Page allegedly used the stolen funds to make lavish purchases, including 16 blue suits. Mr. Major Page / Facebook
Page’s property in Toledo was searched by FBI agents after his arrest. WTVG

The FBI agent presented several videos posted on social media that purported to depict a lifestyle change before and after June 2020, when funds began flowing in.

Old videos Page recorded of himself were played in court Tuesday, with Desorbo recounting the change in clothing and behavior as Page wore “fancy suits and sunglasses.”

Defense attorney Charles Boss argued that Page’s boasts about his new clothes and his “cradle” were “young man’s boasting,” the newspaper reported.

He pointed out that Page’s modest salary from the organization was $37,694 plus travel expenses, a claim that Desorbo said went against BLMGA’s commitment not to pay the staff salary.

Boss also claimed that Page did not spend more than half of the donated money, $263,318, on charitable causes because the money was seized by the FBI after his arrest.

In a video, originally recorded in 2021, then reposted last monthPage gave a tour of the Toledo house, which he said was to be used as a community house or battered women’s shelter – not a personal residence.

Other videos showed Page bragging about his newly purchased clothes, his Atlanta office space, his tailored suits, his cute cufflinks, and his “$150 ties,” while also bragging from the location of his hotel room.

“My room at the top…at the top…they put the bottom feeders on these floors….”

Before becoming a civil rights activist turned con artist, Page landed background roles, including “Need for Speed” and “Lets be Cops,” before landing his biggest role, a cameo in “American Horror Story “.

Page’s modest salary from the organization was $37,694 plus travel expenses, a claim that FBI agent Desorbo went against BLMGA’s pledge not to pay staff salaries. Monsieur Maejor / Instagram
Page had several acting appearances before his activism days, including on FX’s “American Horror Story.” Effects

“In summary, Page spent more than $200,000 on personal items generated by donations received from the BLMGA social media page, with no identifiable purchases or expenditures for social or racial justice,” the FBI said in September 2020.

Page’s trial has been postponed several times, most recently in August, according to WTVG.

New York Post

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