(FOX 9) – – The Hennepin District Attorney’s Office publicly called the Minnesota Freedom Fund for rescuing a man charged Thursday with three new crimes.
The Minnesota Freedom Fund has posted $ 5,000 bail and $ 60,000 bail for 29-year-old Thomas Moseley in two previous cases, according to a statement from District Attorney Mike Freeman.
The $ 35 million Minnesota nonprofit rescues those charged with violent crimes
The last arrest was made during a protest by George Floyd on October 15 at the Hennepin County Government Center. There he was charged with possession of marijuana, cocaine, psilocin mushrooms and a gun. Prosecutors are demanding $ 250,000 bail on Moseley following the latest arrest.
Moseley had previously been arrested for damaging the Minneapolis Police Department’s 5th District and rioting in downtown Minneapolis on New Year’s Eve.
Anyone who pays a deposit is not considered public under state law. However, in some cases, a court document is filed when the Minnesota Freedom Fund requests repayment of the money.
FOX 9 has contacted the Minnesota Freedom Fund for comment. It didn’t respond immediately.
Via the Minnesota Freedom Fund
The nonprofit Minnesota Freedom Fund has rescued defendants from Twin Cities prisons on low-level crimes and violent crimes in an attempt to address a system that disproportionately detects blacks and people of color.
The Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) received $ 35 million in donations after the police murder of George Floyd. Much of these donations were meant to help protesters jailed during the May riot.
The Minnesota Freedom Fund promises transparency with millions of donations
A Minnesota charitable bail to help get low-income people out of jail has come under increasing criticism for how the organization uses millions in donations.
The group’s mission was celebrated on social media with praise from Hollywood celebrities including Steve Carell, Cynthia Nixon and Seth Rogen.
It was an unexpected stroke of luck. Previous tax returns in 2017 and 2018 show that the MFF would raise approximately $ 100,000 in donations.
“We got some raised eyebrows initially, especially as we increased our activities from $ 1,000 a day to now $ 100,000 a day, raised eyebrows from our bankers,” said Greg Lewin, the fund’s interim executive director.