What a racket.
The national Black Lives Matter group purchased a $6 million mansion in a Los Angeles neighborhood with donor cash in October 2020 and then maneuvered to keep the purchase a secret, according to a report Monday.
BLM Global Network Foundation used a man with close business ties to the charity’s co-founder, Patrisse Cullors, to purchase the luxury mansion with the charity’s cash resources, according to a report by New York magazine. The property purchase came just two weeks after BLM received a $66.5 million cash infusion from its former fiscal sponsor on Oct. 6, 2020.
Six days after Dyane Pascall purchased the Studio City mansion in cash, he transferred the property’s deed to an LLC apparently named after the property’s address, public records show.
BLM used Pascall and the LLC as middlemen for the property purchase to “avoid exposing BLM’s assets to any litigation or liability,” BLM board member Shalomyah Bowers told the Washington Examiner on Monday. He added that the mansion does not serve as a personal residence.
Pascall is the financial manager for Cullors’s personal LLC, Janaya and Patrisse Consulting. He is also the chief financial officer for Trap Heals, an art company led by the father of Cullors’s only child, Damon Turner. Both Trap Heals and Janaya and Patrisse Consulting have received significant payments from Cullors’s activist groups, including BLM.
The $6 million Studio City property BLM reportedly purchased in October is the third known mansion purchased by the charity and its co-founder since the group raised at least $90 million during the nationwide unrest that followed George Floyd’s killing in May 2021.
BLM also used charitable resources to help BLM Canada purchase a mansion in Toronto in July 2021 for the equivalent of $6.3 million, the Washington Examiner previously reported.
And Cullors herself purchased a mansion in the majority-white Los Angeles neighborhood of Topanga Canyon in April 2021 for $1.4 million. BLM previously said no charitable resources were used to finance Cullors’s home purchase.
Two BLM ‘activists’, one of whom the liberal Boston Globe magazine named ‘Bostonian of the Year’ in 2020, were indicted by a federal grand jury for spending donations on themselves, splurging on hotel reservations, gas, restaurant meals, food deliveries, nail salon services, and personal travel.
BLM grifters amassed a $60 million bankroll, and there’s no trace of where the money went.