FBI officials have arrested BLM activist Sir Maejor Page, real name Tyree Conyers-Page, on one count of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering after he was found to be using donations to buy a new home, guns, clothes, and more.
On Friday, the FBI’s Cleveland, Ohio division shared that 32-year-old Page was taken into custody, with a subsequent raid at his home “without incident.”
A statement by the FBI read;
“announce the arrest of Sir Maejor Page, a.k.a. Tyree Conyers-Page, age 32, of Toledo, Ohio.
A complaint was filed with the FBI’s National Threat Operations Center in April 2020 alleging that Page was fraudulently utilizing a Black Lives Matter non-profit organization by way of misrepresentations and by posing as a Black Lives Matter leader.
An investigation was initiated and determined that Page had created and operated a social media page by the name Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta (BLMGA). Page set up the BLMGA as a non-profit organization, capable of accepting monetary donations. BLMGA was also listed as a non-profit organization with the fundraising website GoFundMe.
A bank account named “Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta, Inc.” was opened in 2018 with Page being the only signatory on the account. From April 2018 until May 2020, the account balance for this account ebbed and flowed; however, it never had a balance that exceeded $5,000 and at one time had a balance of -$12.42. In June 2020, BLMGA’s social media page received approximately $36,493.80 in donations; in July 2020, it received approximately $370,933.69 in donations; and in August 2020, an additional $59,914.69 in donations. All of this money was transferred from the social media donations to the bank account titled and operated in the name of “Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta, Inc.”, owned and operated by Page.
In June 2020, Page responded to private social media inquiry messages that funds had been donated to be used to fight for George Floyd and that none of “the funds have been used for personal items. All movement related.” However in June, July, and August, Page repeatedly used a debit card linked to this same account to make purchases related to food, dining, entertainment, clothing, furniture, a home security system, tailored suits, and accessories. The largest sum purchase was made from the BLMGA bank account to a title company on August 21, 2020, for the purchase of a residence and an adjacent vacant lot in Toledo, Ohio. The total purchase price for both properties was approximately $112,000. Page attempted to conceal his ownership in this real estate transaction stating in the non-disclosure agreement that it was to be entered “by and between Hi Frequency Ohio via Sir Maejor Page” and the seller’s agent.
In early September 2020, Page used a personal bank account in his name to accept a transfer of funds from the BLMGA account to purchase a pistol and two rifles.
s and livestream videos were posted to Page’s personal social media pages showing himself in what appeared to be newly purchased clothing, hotel rooms, and office space in Atlanta. Several audio statements are made by Page in the videos boasting about the money he has, his tailored suits, his nice cufflinks and “$150 dollar ties,” and boasting about “my room way up at the top…at the top top…they put the bottom feeders on these floors….”
In summary, Page has spent over $200,000 on personal items generated from donations received from the BLMGA social media page with no identifiable purchase or expenditure for social or racial justice.
Page was taken into custody at his residence in Toledo, Ohio this morning without incident. He has been federally charged with one count of wire fraud and two counts of money laundering. Page will have an initial appearance in United States Magistrate Judge James R. Knepp, II’s courtroom this afternoon.
The FBI would like to thank the following agencies for their partnership and cooperation in this investigation: the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio, Detroit and Atlanta Divisions of the FBI, Atlanta Police Department, Dekalb County (GA) Police Department, Georgia State Police, Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office, Toledo Police Department, Sylvania Police Department, Oregon Police Department, Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, Bedford (MI) Police Department, Monroe County (MI) Sheriff’s Office, Ohio State Patrol, U.S. Marshals Service, DHS-Homeland Security Investigations, and U.S. Border Patrol.
This is considered an ongoing investigation; therefore, no additional information outside of the complaint affidavit can be provided at this time.