Recently, Indiana Attorney General (AG) Todd Rokita launched a lawsuit against Black Lives Matter Global Foundation (BLMGF) for either failing or refusing to hand over pertinent documents regarding taxation and other critical legal matters.
Rokita noted that his lawsuit was motivated by protecting various individuals throughout Indiana, in particular those who may be donating to an utterly fraudulent charity.
“Protecting [consumers in Indiana] from this house of cards is critical,” Rokita remarked in a formal statement.
“There are concerning patterns of behavior from this organization,” Rokita continued, “and we will do what it takes … to get to the bottom of it,” noting that the current lawsuit constitutes part of those efforts.
Rokita’s office recently launched a formal investigation into how BLM was using various donated funds from different residents throughout the Indianapolis area. In addition, Rokita’s lawsuit also calls for the global organization of BLM to provide more insight into its varied chapters and affiliations throughout the state of Indiana, including how much funding had been distributed to various chapters throughout the state.
Moreover, Rokita also requested additional information regarding Indianapolis residents themselves, including how many had donated and the specific amounts that they donated.
Furthermore, Rokita called for IRS Form 990s for every single year from 2017 to 2021, as well as records for all payments made since January 1, 2020. The records will need to include the recipients of the payments.
Rokita’s lawsuit is of paramount importance, as it will serve to “ensure transparency to donors” through verifying that funds procured from residents in Indiana “are used for their intended purpose and not for the personal benefit of BLM directors.”
In response, now that the BLM tax issues have made global headlines, the South Bend chapter suddenly insists that it is “fully cooperating with the investigation.”
“Any reports that may suggest otherwise about our chapter are untrue,” the chapter whined, “we have worked tirelessly for our South Bend community,” claiming that the group has also taken significant steps “to avoid unnecessary distractions [or attention] that might divert [them] away from [their] community work.”
“Please rest assured that no member of this organization has engaged in self-dealing,” the BLM directors insisted.