Memphis Black Lives Matter founder Pamela Moses was sentenced to six years and one day in prison for illegally registering to vote.
In 2019 Pamela Moses was convicted of illegally registering to vote.
Moses, 44, illegally registered to vote despite being on probation for felony convictions in 2015.
“You tricked the probation department into giving you documents saying you were off probation,” Ward said in court,” WaPo reported.
Local Black Lives Matter activist Pamela Moses was sentenced to six years and one day in prison following her November 2021 conviction, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich announced Monday.
Moses founded Black Lives Matter Memphis and was a candidate for Mayor of Memphis, but lost the general election on October 3, 2019.
She was convicted in November of illegally registering to vote in 2019.
According to the D.A.’s office, Moses, 44, has 16 prior criminal convictions and committed the voting offense while on probation.
Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward said that if she completes programs in prison and maintains good behavior, he would consider placing her on probation after nine months.
On April 29, 2015, she pled guilty to tampering with evidence and forgery, both felonies, and misdemeanor counts of perjury, stalking, theft under $500 and escape. Moses was placed on probation for seven years.
Public records also show Moses was detained by police in 2016 and charged with inciting to riot. Those charges were dropped.