It was reported recently that a British Black Lives Matter (BLM) leader has been imprisoned for exploiting contributions to maintain her lavish lifestyle.
According to reports, a former director of Changing Your Mindset, Xahra Saleem (23), helped organize a demonstration in Bristol in June 2020 in reaction to the murder of George Floyd. After the demonstration culminated in the demolition of the monument of slave merchant Edward Colston and its subsequent tossing into Bristol Harbor, Saleem gained widespread notoriety.
Saleem started a GoFundMe to collect money for protective gear in advance of the protest, as required by rules put in place after the COVID-19 outbreak.
Saleem admitted in her plea that between June 2020 and September 2021, she transferred over thirty-two thousand pounds of the fundraising monies to her own bank account and spent it on herself.
According to Judge Michael Longman, approximately 2,500 withdrawals took place from the bank account in a steady drip over a long time.
According to reports, Saleem used the funds to cover things like Amazon purchases, a new iPhone, rent, hair and beauty treatments, clothes, takeout food, and taxi rides.
The lawsuit concludes after two years of upheaval for those at the helm of Changing Your Mindset, hoping to use their fortune for good.
A representative for the organization informed the media they had been taken on a path of dishonesty full of falsehoods, forcing us to clear our names and put an end to the meetings.
The court ruled that Saleem’s efforts to raise money were commendable, but he said that Saleem utilized the money for her personal gain, providing for a lavish lifestyle that she would not have been able to afford otherwise.
A report shows Saleem explained her scam by saying she did it while suffering from psychosis. After pleading not guilty, Saleem claimed she now felt regret.
Saleem wore a hijab during her sentencing hearing at Bristol Crown Court and was given a two-and-a-half-year jail term.