Indiana Attorney General Says BLM’s ‘House of Cards’ Beginning to Crumble Amid Financial Issues
Indiana’s the attorney general has slammed Black Lives Matter, calling it a “house of cards” and making his state the latest to raise questions about the charity’s finances.
Todd Rokita told the Washington Examiner the group that banked tens of millions of dollars amid the 2020 race protests and riots, and will no longer answer questions about its finances, fits a common and disturbing pattern.
“It seems like the house of cards is falling, and that eventually happens with almost every scam, scheme, or illegal business,” Rokita, a Republican, said in an exclusive interview. “I see patterns that scams adopt universally: failure to provide board members, failure to provide even executive directors, failure to make your documents available. All of this leads to suspicion.”
BLM reported in February 2021 that it closed 2020 with $60 million in its coffers, but the charity has had no known executives in charge of its cash since its co-founder Patrisse Cullors stepped down in May at the amid scrutiny of his personal finances. The group also provided the wrong address on previous tax forms submitted to the IRS, and one of BLM’s board members recently took steps to conceal his role with the charity on his accounts. social media profiles, a Washington Examiner survey previously found.
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Rokita said he would not confirm or deny whether his office was investigating BLM, but he said the Washington Examiner reports about the group “certainly worry us”.
California and Washington recently asked the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, the charity that represents the national BLM movement, to stop soliciting funds from residents of their states until the group gives them information on its 2020 finances.
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“BLMGNF is prohibited from soliciting donations while its status is listed as an offender,” the California Department of Justice told the Washington Examiner.
Despite warnings from Washington and California, BLM continues to solicit funds from people in both states.
A Washington State resident confirmed to Washington Examiner that he was able to give the group $1 on Monday night, and a Washington Examiner California-based journalist was able to donate $1 to the charity on Wednesday morning.
California threatened BLM in a letter on Monday that it would hold its leaders personally responsible if it did not disclose the charity’s finances to the state within the next 60 days, and Washington informed the group in early January that the group could face fines of up to $2,000. for each contribution it receives while it is non-compliant.
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BLM’s charitable registration is also non-compliant in Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina and Virginia.