(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) – A prominent Black Lives Matter activist honored as "Bostonian of the Year" in 2020 was indicted on Tuesday alongside her husband on accusations of treating an anti-violence charity as a personal piggy bank.
Prosecutors said Monica Cannon-Grant and her husband, Clark Grant, conspired to use their charity, Violence in Boston, as a vehicle for personal enrichment when they founded the group in 2017. The pair was indicted on charges of stealing donations that were meant to purchase meals for needy children, help at-risk young men cope with violence in their neighborhoods, and organize conferences for black women to pay for rent, vacations, nail salon services, and meals at Bubba Gump Shrimp.
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As Cannon-Grant's profile grew in 2020 during the nationwide unrest that followed George Floyd's killing, so too did donations to the charity.