Patrisse Cullors and the original BLM group is back in the news. According to a new report, even more reports of financial missteps on behalf of BLM executives have emerged. New reports claim that within the first three months of the year the group wasted more than $116,000 leaving just $19,000 in their reserves. Much of that first check went to a consulting group Bowers Consulting as owned by the actual BLM executive Shalomyah Bowers who sits on the board of the organisation.
Democratic lawyer Marc Elias, received $8,000 for legal services and the Perkins Coie law firm received $8,350 for compliance services also according to the same reports out Monday. The Washington Examiner was among the first to report the many new financial missteps which have led to renewed questions about the group ‘s financial activities. Questions that founders and executives have almost universally decried as “racist” but haven’t offered much of an explanation as to their spending habits.
According to a filing, the filing submitted to the Federal Election Commission on Friday showed that the group had about $19,750 in the bank at the end of the quarter.
BLM PAC’s donors would be surprised to know their contributions are being paid to BLM insiders and consultants rather than electing their favorite candidates for the mid-term elections,’ Paul Kamenar, counsel to watchdog group the National Legal and Policy Center, told the Washington Examiner.
All of this comes just weeks after it was revealed by New York Magazine that Cullors had quietly along with other executives purchased a $6m home in Los Angeles using BLM funds.