Lesley McSpadden (center), the mother of slain teenager Michael Brown, arrives for a press conference with the Rev. Al Sharpton (left) Aug. 12, 2014, in St. Louis.  
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As the nation waits for possible charges to be brought against Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., Brown’s mother may be facing charges of her own.

Leslie McSpadden has been accused of leading others to attack and steal money from a group selling “Justice for Mike Brown” merchandise. If charged, McSpadden could face felony armed-robbery charges, reports the New York Daily News.


One of the people included in the group that was attacked was McSpadden’s former mother-in-law, Pearlie Gordon. Gordon claims that she was knocked down by the group that McSpadden led. In total, roughly $2,000 in merchandise and cash was taken by the group.

“You can’t sell this s—t,” Gordon claims McSpadden told her during the altercation.


The Ferguson, Mo., Police Department is currently investigating these claims and will then decide whether to bring charges against McSpadden.

Read more at the New York Daily News.