BLM leader Patrisse Cullors is once again under scrutiny for abusing her position within leftist organizations for financial gain. Cullors, who claims to be a “trained Marxist” seems to be living a very bourgeois lifestyle, purchasing multiple properties and co-chairing an “art company” to which she has funneled business through the non-profit organizations which she also operates, including her national BLM network.
BLM leader funneling cash to herself
Cullors was recently revealed to have purchased at least four expensive houses in wealthy neighborhoods with the money which she has paid to herself through her various roles.
While she claims that the funds for these purchases were earned through her own book sales, the fact that a self-proclaimed Marxist is playing the property acquisition game is newsworthy in itself.
Now, however, more evidence has emerged which indicates that Cullors is at the center of a circular money-making scheme which abuses her various positions to inflate her own businesses profits through supposedly charitable roles.
As the chairwoman of Reform LA Jails Cullors paid herself $20,000 a month and held lavish meetings for the organization at a Malibu resort.
Trap Heals, described as an art company, was founded by Damon Turner, with whom Cullors has a child. Culllors is known to have directed business to the company from her non-profit roles.
This relationship already made the business dealings with Trap Heals very suspect. Now it has been revealed that Cullors has a even more direct role in the company.
Getting rich through charity roles
Cullors is co-chair of the company which she directs business to from her charity groups, meaning that Cullors is directly operating both sides of these transactions.
The BLM groups run by Cullors receive massive amounts of donations from powerful donors but their non-profit status creates some obstruction for anyone attempting to directly make a profit.
By funneling money to Trap Heals, said to be employed for “art and cultural efforts” Cullors is able to shift money into the pockets of a for profit company.
Trap Heals has made hundreds of thousands of dollars from deals with Reform LA Jails and other Cullors aligned groups over the course of her involvement with the company.
Some other Black Lives Matter organizers have called for investigations into Cullors and her financial dealings, accusing her group of a complete lack of transparency.
Clearly, Cullors has been using her status within the BLM movement to collect huge payouts for herself. Now it seems that the consequences of her schemes may finally be catching up with her.