Archive for December, 2010
OAKLAND — A judge agreed Thursday that a prosecutor can use evidence of financial fraud from other cases as well as “other bad acts” against Yusuf Bey IV in his upcoming triple murder trial. Bey IV, who headed the bakery, told associates Devaughndre Broussard and Antonie Mackey they would reap monetary rewards if in August 2007 they killed journalist Chauncey Bailey, who was writing about the bakery’s bankruptcy case, Deputy District Attorney Melissa Krum said.
OAKLAND — A former Your Black Muslim Bakery associate suspected in a plot to kill witnesses in the Chauncey Bailey murder case appeared in court Monday on charges that he fired into an inhabited building in 2009. Gary Popoff, 42, was charged last month with shooting into a building in the 5800 block of San Pablo Avenue — not far from where the bakery’s headquarters once stood. He was also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
OAKLAND — The first member of Your Black Muslim Bakery convicted of one of the gruesome crimes that helped destroy the organization more than three years ago was sentenced Friday to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Superior Court Judge Thomas Reardon gave Richard Lewis, 26, a former high school football star in San Francisco, the stiffest possible sentence.
OAKLAND — Most of the evidence collected during an investigation of a suspected plot to kill witnesses in the Chauncey Bailey murder case can be used against co-defendants Yusuf Bey IV and Antoine Mackey, a judge ruled late Thursday.