Archive for 2014
As Basheer Fard Muhammad, a Black Muslim temple leader Dahood Bey, Bey’s mother Rory Parker and four others face 43 felony charges combined for fraud, grand theft and other crimes that include seeking and sometimes winning government security contracts with allegedly bogus licenses and references, Vallejo stands out as the rare government agency whose diligence kept it from being defrauded.
HAYWARD — A man charged in a sprawling fraud case involving a security business run from a Black Muslim temple in Oakland that won government contracts with allegedly forged credentials entered a surprise plea Friday afternoon and has agreed to cooperate with investigators.
HAYWARD — A small library of books about how to make fake IDs and even counterfeit passports was found in a storage unit when authorities arrested a Black Muslim minister, his mother and four others last month on charges they ran a massive fraud ring from a temple in Oakland, lawyers revealed at a court hearing Monday.
SAN FRANCISCO — Lawyers for a pair of men convicted in the 2007 murders of journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men argued before a state appellate panel on Wednesday that their clients deserve new trials, but the justices appeared more interested in a point they barely raised: Should the sensational trial have been moved out of Oakland?
HAYWARD — A judge on Thursday set a combined bail of nearly $5.5 million for seven people charged in a massive fraud scheme allegedly run out of a Black Muslim temple in Oakland.
OAKLAND — In sweeping charges alleging public contract fraud, forged real estate deals and identity theft stretching from Alameda to Orange counties, authorities on Tuesday arrested a Black Muslim minister, his mother and five others, saying they ran a wide-ranging scam through a private security firm that falsely claimed its guards were retired Navy SEALs and its leader a former FBI agent.
Clockwise from upper left: Yusuf Bey IV, Yusuf Bey V., Tamon Halfin, Richard Lewis (Carrie Ching/CIR) By Thomas Peele, The Chauncey Bailey Project OAKLAND — A member of the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery whose conviction and life prison sentence stemming from the 2007 kidnapping and torture of a woman was overturned by an appeals […]
Sgt. Derwin Longmire, Oakland Police Department By Thomas Peele The Chauncey Bailey Project A state appellate court has upheld a lower court decision to throw out a discrimination lawsuit against the City of Oakland by a police officer who investigated the murder of journalist Chauncey Bailey in 2007. Sgt. Derwin Longmire had claimed he was […]
OAKLAND — Kevin Weston, a sharp and tenacious journalist who mentored Bay Area youth and was a founding member of the Chauncey Bailey Project, died at his home on Sunday following a nearly two-year battle with a rare form of leukemia. He was 45.
Nearly seven years after Your Black Muslim Bakery collapsed following the slaying of journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other murders committed by bakery members, Dahood Bey, 42, has emerged as the leader of an insular organization many thought extinct.