Activist for Black Lives Matter sentenced to over two years for fraud

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LONDON – A Black Lives Matter activist has found herself sentenced to prison after raising roughly $39,000 which she used to pay for her lifestyle. The woman will serve just over two years in prison and has resigned from her post with a nonprofit which is now defunct.

Xahra Saleem was once the director of a nonprofit, Changing Your Mindset, until recently when she found herself in trouble for funneling thousands of dollars meant to go to the disadvantaged youth in Bristol into her own bank account. Saleem, in addition to being the director of the nonprofit, was an organizer for Black Lives Matter during a protest in June of 2020.

Instead of using the money that was raised to help the children in Bristol, Saleem used the money to purchase a new iPhone, Amazon orders, taxis, beauty appointments, among other things.

The money that was meant for children went to furnish Saleem’s lavish lifestyle thanks to moving the cash raised into her personal account instead of opening a business account.

Upon her conviction, Judge Michael Longman had strong words for Saleem. “In the absence of a business account to pay the money into," he said, "the decision was made to pay it into your own account as the interim measure. The others involved in the project trusted you to hold the funds securely until a better arrangement could be made.

“There should have been no reason why the money could not be transferred into that account, but problems became apparent. The money was not transferred, and you made excuses for that failure.”

According to the BBC, Saleem admitted to a friend of hers on WhatsApp that she had done something “horrendous” in June of 2021. 

“I have done something horrendous, you can’t tell anyone until I have properly sorted it out,” she told the friend.

She also allegedly told others that she had intended to turn herself in to law enforcement when it became apparent she was going to be caught. However, that never came to pass.

When police searched through her phone, she learned that Saleem had sent apology messages to others when news of her crimes became apparent.

During her trial and sentencing, Saleem attempted to blame some type of psychosis for her using the money meant for children for her own cause. She tried to say this psychosis caused her not to think clearly which led to her stealing thousands of dollars.

It appears that the money that was taken has caused the nonprofit to shut its doors as they are no longer in business. It is unclear whether someone else will fund the charity and move it forward while Saleem spends the next two and a half years in jail for her crimes.
 
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Ed

Sadly, the FBI won't look into American BLM and charge those misfits. The biggest scam of our generation and they said the MOB was bad....these groups make the MOB look like choir boys.

Ed

Sadly, the FBI won't look into American BLM and charge those misfits. The biggest scam of our generation and they said the MOB was bad....these groups make the MOB look like choir boys.

Robert

B.L.M. = "BLUE LIVES MATTER" and don't you MOT___ F_____S ever ever forget it. M.A.G.A.

Pat

So she keeps the millions she bought her 2 homes with????

Pat

So she keeps the millions she bought her 2 homes with????

Susan

This one's in London, the one who bought the million-dollar homes is here in the states, I don't think anything was done to her, keeping the money all in the family, they all seem to be doing it, easy way to get money without working for it.

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