A Black Lives Matter activist involved in relationships with former and current members of Congress now reportedly has prosecutors looking into whether donations or grant money from her multimillion-dollar non-profit were spent on personal expenses.
According to the Washington Examiner, Monica Cannon-Grant gained notoriety in the Boston BLM circles following the death of George Floyd in May of 2020. Cannon-Grant reportedly began working closely with “Squad” member Rep. Ayanna Pressley. She also became close with Boston Democratic Mayor Michelle Wu when the pair served on the Boston City Council.
Cannon-Grant also endorsed former Massachusetts Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III during his unsuccessful 2020 Senate campaign.
Cannon-Grant, who is now the CEO of the non-profit Violence in Boston, as well as the group’s founder, admitted in a podcast that since October she has been under federal investigation. In October 2021, federal authorities arrested her husband Clark Grant, and raided their home after he was charged with committing COVID-19 unemployment fraud and mortgage fraud.