(Daily Caller News Foundation) The new executive for the national Black Lives Matter (BLM) group has reportedly filed for personal bankruptcy on three separate occasions, raising further questions about the charity’s finances under heavy scrutiny, according to the New York Post.
Cicley Gay, 44, was named chair of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation in April after joining the board of directors and has worked in the nonprofit field for over 20 years, according to her LinkedIn. She filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy as recently as 2016, and also in 2013 and 2005, according to federal court records first reported on by the Post.
Gay’s latest filing in August 2016 showed she has over $120,000 in debts, according to the Post. This reportedly included owing $55,000 in student loans at two colleges, over $18,000 for a car leasing, allegedly over $7,000 in medical expenses and $8,000 to two schools, the outlet reported.
She was required by a court to attend classes on managing her money and completed one class in December 2016, according to the Post.
Gay responded “No” that same year when asked whether she registered a business in the span of four years, even though she founded a public relations and consulting firm called The Amplifiers in 2015, according to the Post.
Gay is beginning to steer the ship of the BLM foundation while it faces significant legal pressure for its purported spending habits. The group notably shut down its fundraising after Democrat-run states threatened to file lawsuits, The Washington Examiner reported.
Tom Anderson, director of the government integrity project for the ethics watchdog National Legal and Policy Center, told The Daily Caller News Foundation that BLM is a “financial disaster” and that the hiring of Gay confirms they’re “at the bottom of the barrel.”