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Left-wing activist Shaun King has become a vocal proponent for the Black Lives Matter movement, but a recent report calls into question where the money raised by his political action committee has gone.

King founded the Real Justice PAC in 2017 with the goal of electing “reform-minded prosecutors” who are committed to fighting “structural racism” and defending communities from “abuse by state power,” according to the PAC’s website.

The Washington Free Beacon reviewed the PAC’s finances and found that over the past 15 months, a quarter of the money the Real Justice PAC brought in was funneled back to companies linked to its leaders.

The PAC has written checks totaling over $460,000 since January 2019 to three political consultancy firms linked to PAC employees.

Data strategist Jim Ding and treasurer Becky Bond manage Social Practice LLC and Bernal Alto LLC, both of which have received some of the money.

“Social Practice received nearly $250,000 from Real Justice PAC this cycle for campaign consulting and digital services,” the Free Beacon reported.

Bernal Alto, which has since been dissolved, received $20,000 for consulting and organizing services.

Hector Sigala, one of the PAC’s original leaders, co-founded the third benefiting company, Middle Seat Consulting, which received $193,000 for advertising services.

“There are legal and ethical ways to have people in leadership positions at an organization also serve as vendors to the same organization,” Scott Walter, president of the Capital Research Center, told the Free Beacon.

“But these relationships properly raise questions, especially for a group whose leaders include someone like Shaun King, who has repeatedly been accused of enriching himself improperly.”

Walter said that the Real Justice PAC is overseen by the Federal Election Commission, which doesn’t have as strict regulations against “excessive benefit to an individual from the organization’s coffers” as the Internal Revenue Service.

“Still, groups like Real Justice that routinely criticize their opponents for things like ‘dark money’ influence — should be prepared to defend practices that let leaders write checks to their own for-profit consultancies,” he said.

King has previously been accused of misappropriating and mismanaging charitable funds raised for the Black Lives Matter movement.

When faced with accusations that some of the money he raised for families of black individuals killed by police officers was unaccounted for in 2015, he told The Daily Beast the allegations were “bulls—.”

“People need to understand that failure is not fraud,” King said last year.

In the wake of protests following George Floyd’s death on May 25 in Minneapolis after a police officer knelt on his neck for roughly nine minutes during an arrest, the Real Justice PAC says it has received an influx of new donations, according to the Free Beacon.

The organization is also reportedly on donation-guide lists for people wanting to donate to the Black Lives Matter movement.

King was dismissed by Black Lives Matter figurehead DeRay McKesson in a 2019 Medium article accusing the activist of fraud and deception.

“We never aim to replicate the power dynamic of the system we are up against — a system that embraces a devious lack of transparency, willingly sacrifices the vulnerable to protect itself, and replaces truth with convenient lies,” McKesson wrote last September.

“Yet Shaun King has done just that.”

McKesson added that while he appreciates that King’s journalism has brought attention to stories that would have otherwise gone overlooked, “the person who paints your house before he steals your car has still committed theft.”

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27 Comments
Stan July 4, 2020
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King is a thief and fraud! He's a white boy wishing he was a brother. I bet he lives in a lilly white community, but is trying to play everyone. Go to Hell Shaun! You punk!
flak July 4, 2020
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these people cant keep their fingers out of the pie
Fred July 3, 2020
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Failure or fraud, it does not matter. Both are disqualifying for economic opportunities and selection for leadership positions. It appears that objective examination of root causes of exclusion are required.
Patriot1951 July 3, 2020
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"'electing “reform-minded prosecutors” who are committed to fighting “structural racism” and defending communities from “abuse by state power,” In other words a Commie.
RD July 3, 2020
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BLM is a violent terrorist group. There is every bit as many whites protesting and looting as there are blacks. The whole bunch ate violent terrorists.
Evangeline July 3, 2020
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It's ALWAYS ALL ABOUT THE MONEY. BLM has made it clear they're definitely NOT about saving or bettering black lives. They kill their own and they have done nothing for any black community.
LST July 3, 2020
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Nigger Lives Splatter sounds better.We owe those mutant monkeys nothing.
Stephen Russell July 3, 2020
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Good Chap 7 BLM & Act Blue by funds theft, Hooray, ALL for the $$$ & Screw the Cause. Right Good show take away money from Cause for other $$$ fake issues
binkyxz3 July 3, 2020
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Talcum X is a nothing but a pimp. Shame on the blacks for remaining enslaved.
RandyF July 3, 2020
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Talcum X strikes again and, as usual, not a damn thing will be done about it.
GEORGE EADY July 3, 2020
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AND WHERE IS THE IRS WHEN WE NEED THEM ???
neo July 3, 2020
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King founded the Real Justice PAC in 2017 with the goal of electing “reform-minded prosecutors” who are committed to fighting “structural racism” and defending communities from “abuse by state power,” according to the PAC’s website. Shaun King are you fighting the "structural racism" that is the NAACP, BET, MISS BLACK AMERICA, UNITED NEGRO CLOOEGE FUND, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, BLACK LIVES MATTERS ...ALL of these have yet to help ONE WHITE PERSON....so therefore they are RACIST by definition....that is IF you are literate.
Cyn July 3, 2020
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The ENTIRE BLM is nothing more than a bunch of whiney ass babies because they are too lazy to go out find a job and take care of themselves and follow the laws of the land. I’m am sick and tired of their hypocrisy. There is no WAACP, Caucasian College, or Affirmative Action for whites, when whites have to work just as hard as anyone else to earn their place in this world. I suggest BLM pull up their pants and realize their problems they have brought on themselves. And they say that the whites caused slavery, well there were a lot of “slaves” treated very well and when it comes right down to it, do they believe if their ancestors had remained in Africa that as descendants of those very slaves that they would have the freedoms they enjoy today in this country?? They would be toiling in a field somewhere in Africa or sold to some middle eastern country that could care less. It took time; but some of those very same WHITE people fought and died for these current ungrateful pansy assed protestors and rioters and they right to free speech. So entitled to “reparations” I say they got their reparations the minute the first white man died during the civil war. My suggestion, is GROW THE “F” UP AND RELY ON YOURSELF AND TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS!!!
BETTY LEE July 3, 2020
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All these black racists spewing madness exposes their addiction to the emotional intoxication that accompanies rage. And they keep whining, "Poor me! Poor me!" as if they were the only people who were ever enslaved and abused. Then they turn right around and practice the abusive behaviors of the worst slave owners. If we confront their racism, their horrific bullying, and the real epidemic going on (BLACKS MURDERING BLACKS), they go ballistic or refuse to face it. They treat one incident as if it were the norm when it is actually a rare occurrence. They think they have a right to treat white people of today as if we were responsible for their slavery. As long as they keep the focus on blaming and accusing innocent people, they don't have to look at their own despicable behaviors. I'm tired of their bullshit.
Leland July 3, 2020
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https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/evidence-points-to-cnn-and-shaun-king-guilty-of-fabricating-george-floyd-video
Dot S July 3, 2020
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Anyone who gives to these people, probably don't care where the money goes. They are ignorant to the scam. They just want to be enablers for a stupid cause.
DAvid July 3, 2020
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Bring to light stories that would have been overlooked? Please, the MSM doesn’t miss any chance at a story where a person of color was wronged. Now THIS is the story that will be overlooked by the MSM.
Nathan M. July 3, 2020
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How fitting. The apes on the ground are pawns for George Soros, and the organization egging them on is a sham that exists for "activists" to rake in money for the only cause they really care about -- themselves. In every possible sense of the word, Black Lives Matter is a lie.
Lm July 3, 2020
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No surprise. Where there is corruption and deceit, hate and unaccountabilty, there is a Democrat in power.
Matt July 3, 2020
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He thinks he really IS a King and that BLM members are his subjects who he can tax with impunity. AG Barr needs to hire even more Federal Prosecutors to overthrow the King and his courtiers.
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