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3 ex-wives of Muslim bakery founder allege elaborate welfare scam
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/18/7 | Matthai Kuruvila

Posted on 11/18/2007 12:54:52 PM PST by SmithL

As the late Yusuf Bey built Your Black Muslim Bakery into an empire of wealth and influence, he also orchestrated a systematic welfare fraud scheme at his Oakland compound, three of his former wives have testified.

By the wives' sworn account, Bey directed many of the 100 women whom he considered his wives to make fraudulent applications for government aid programs intended to assist poor families, then diverted the benefits to himself.

Bey's alleged fraud scheme began in the 1970s and continued in some form until his death in 2003, according to the women, who gave depositions in a negligence lawsuit against Alameda County that was settled out of court earlier this year.

The allegations prompted an extensive investigation by county officials, but incomplete county records and the complicated nature of the alleged scheme were key reasons the investigation stalled, and no civil suit to recover money was filed, said Alameda County Counsel Richard E. Winnie.

The revenue - thousands of dollars per month, perhaps more than $1 million over the course of the scheme, testimony in the case suggests - helped inflate the clout of Your Black Muslim Bakery, a business Bey proselytized as an icon of economic self-sufficiency.

The alleged fraud scheme was aided by two employees of the Alameda County Social Services Agency who were also Bey's sisters-in-law, the former wives testified. A welfare worker who was Bey's sister-in-law once tipped off the bakery that it might become the target of a fraud investigation, according to the testimony. As a result, the bakery's households jumped off the welfare rolls in an attempt to avoid scrutiny, a former wife testified.

The depositions and other evidence obtained by The Chronicle allege:

-- Bey's wives fraudulently obtained Aid to Families with Dependent Children payments and General Assistance monies that were...

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: bey; blackmuslim; blackmuslimbakery; muslim; muslimbakery; muslims; oakland; trop; welfare; yourtaxdollarsatwork; yusefbey

1 posted on 11/18/2007 12:54:53 PM PST by SmithL
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To: SmithL
With apologies:

As you ramble on through life, Brotha,
Whatever may be your goal,
Keep your eyes upon the welfare,
And also on the dole.


2 posted on 11/18/2007 1:05:05 PM PST by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: SmithL

NO!

Say it isn’t so.

We NEED these programs to help poor people.


3 posted on 11/18/2007 1:07:20 PM PST by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the face of the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: SmithL

Eerily similar to what the polygamists in Utah and related places do.


4 posted on 11/18/2007 1:07:25 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: SmithL; eyespysomething

Yusuf Bey, huh? Didn’t Stephen Decatur and William Eaton teach this guy his lesson the first time around?


5 posted on 11/18/2007 1:10:53 PM PST by SittinYonder (Ic ■Št gehate, ■Št ic heonon nelle fleon fotes trym, ac wille fur­or gan)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Eerily similar to what the polygamists in Utah and related places are doing.
6 posted on 11/18/2007 1:11:48 PM PST by org.whodat (What's the difference between a Democrat and a republican????)
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To: SmithL

Once again we finance our own demise.


7 posted on 11/18/2007 1:15:20 PM PST by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: AuntB

The outcome will be Nothing, Nothing, Nothing.

We don’t want to offend a lying and cheating raghead.


8 posted on 11/18/2007 1:20:22 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: chiefqc

See this just proves that these slim came here only for a job. Right GW?


9 posted on 11/18/2007 1:26:31 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: SmithL

How dare this newspaper insult a follower of Islam. Off with their heads!


10 posted on 11/18/2007 1:39:29 PM PST by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: SmithL

The alleged fraud scheme was aided by two employees of the Alameda County Social Services Agency who were also Bey’s sisters-in-law

Yusuf Bey (b. Joseph Stephens, 1935-12-21, in Greenville, Texas, d. 2003-09-30, in Oakland, California[1]) was a Black Muslim activist and businessman.

After discovering the teachings of Elijah Muhammed in the 1960s, he adopted the name Yusuf Bey and moved to Oakland, California, and then Santa Barbara, California where in 1968 he opened a bakery which moved and became Your Black Muslim Bakery by 1971 in Oakland. It was the center of a Black nationalist community that Bey intended to become a business corridor and model of African American economic self-sufficiency.

In his first business venture he obtained a cosmetology degree and ran beauty salons in neighboring Berkeley, California and then in the southern city of Santa Barbara, California before going into the bakery business instead. [2] Having converted to Islam in 1964, Bey founded the Islamic bakery in Santa Barbara in 1968. The group was not affiliated with Louis Farrakhan’s movement, the Nation of Islam, though early connections and similarities were evident.

By the mid 1980s Bey appeared regularly on a local Oakland Soul Beat cable television lecture program,[3] True Solutions, during which Bey broadcast his hour-long sermons every week on station KSBT. On the program Bey also promoted the bakery, and frequently expounded on the need for the economic self-reliance and “knowledge of self” of African-Americans, whom he lectured the audience as being the “Original Man”, a racially-charged idea taking off on the “Out-of-Africa” scientific theory of the Mitochondrial Eve, which was newly popularized at the time. However, Bey’s idea differed markedly from the scientific theory. Bey proposed that the non-black races were the result of a 6,000 year old genetic experiment, in a mythic black utopia on the Arabian peninsula, which “peopled the world with “blue-eyed devils.” Bey even went as far in his sermons as to proclaim repeatedly that the black man “is God,” essentially avatars of Allah. The white man, Bey proclaimed, “is the Devil.”

In 1994, his son Akbar Bey was shot four times and killed by a local drug dealer associate outside the old Omni nightclub near the corner of Shattuck Avenue and 50th Street.[3] Court records showed the pathologist’s conclusion that Akbar Bey was high on heroin or morphine at the time of his death. An Oakland police lieutenant desbribed Akbar Bey as “a little street thug” once seen well-armed and wearing a bullet-proof vest in a blatant show of force to the police. Three months before his killing, Akbar Bey had been charged with felony counts of carrying a concealed weapon and evading the police, resulting in a car chase and crash at 44th Street and Market Street. [2]

On March 4, 1994, Nedir Bey and Abaz Bey were involved in the torture and beating of a Nigerian home-seller in an apartment on the 500 block of 24th Street in Oakland, involving a real estate deal. The complex served as a compound for the Bey organization. [2] The two Beys and two other men were charged with felony counts of assault, robbery, and false imprisonment. A year later, following a plea deal, Nedir Bey served six months of home detention, and Abaz Bey got eight months home detention.[2]

Primarily through the lobbying and orchestrating done by Nedir Bey, who was the public face of the Bey organization, Yusuf Bey cultivated the patronage of Oakland’s civic, political, and religious leaders. In 1994 he ran unsuccessfully for mayor against then-incumbent Oakland Mayor Elihu Harris, gaining 5% of the vote. [3]

His detractors — notably East Bay Express journalist Chris Thompson — accused of him of cultism, corruption, and anti-Semitism. Many accusations of physical and sexual abuse, including rape and incest, and which were sustained by DNA evidence, were made against Bey, culminating in felony charges which were pending at the time of his death.[1]

On September 19, 2002, Bey turned himself in when a warrant was issued for his arrest, charged with 27 counts in the alleged rapes of four girls under the age of 14. The cases were pending trial into the following year.[3] The oldest allegation was that beginning twenty years earlier he serially raped through coercion and beatings a preteen girl who, as a ten-year-old, came under foster care of Bey and his wife Nora Bey. In her request for a temporary restraining order one month prior to the arrest, the woman claimed that Bey’s wife also knew of the serial rapes, but did nothing. The girl gave birth to a child at age 13 in 1982. Oakland’s district attorney’s office claimed to have conclusive DNA evidence identifying Bey as the father.[2]

In 2003, before trial began on the first case, Bey died from cancer at age 67.[3]

As of 2007 the alleged victims are still pursuing legal action.


11 posted on 11/18/2007 1:40:12 PM PST by kcvl
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To: Digger
"The alleged fraud scheme was aided by two employees of the Alameda County Social Services Agency who were also Bey's sisters-in-law, the former wives testified. A welfare worker who was Bey's sister-in-law once tipped off the bakery that it might become the target of a fraud investigation, according to the testimony.

How many more muslim government employees are scamming taxpayer funded programs, spying for Hamas and betraying the country in various ways?

They are not to be trusted whether foreign born or native convert.

12 posted on 11/18/2007 1:45:01 PM PST by Iron Munro ( (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.))
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To: SmithL

The Sinister Side of Yusuf Bey’s Empire
The troublesome history of Oakland’s most prominent Black Muslims — and the political establishment that protects them.

EastBayExpress.com/November 12, 2002
By Chris Thompson

Blood & Money: The Violence

http://tinyurl.com/2muw96

A close examination involving court and government records, police reports, and dozens of interviews has uncovered a trail of alleged violence, brutality, and fraud that stretches back almost a decade. Members and associates of the Bey “family” have terrorized countless Oakland residents, fomented racial hatred, and even allegedly threatened to kill apostate women who break with the organization or go public with their stories. Court records and police reports reveal the following:

“A group of up to six soldiers in the Black Muslim organization, led by a senior member of the Bey family, allegedly tortured two men for up to four hours — and were allegedly transporting him under armed escort when police arrived.

“When Oakland police tried to arrest the men involved in this incident, thirty Black Muslims mounted an organized assault on the officers — and the leader allegedly rallied his troops by calling for the death of white cops.

“While acting as managers of a North Oakland apartment complex, four Black Muslims allegedly beat a tenant unconscious during an argument about his daughter.

“Prominent family member Nedir Bey has been accused of stalking his estranged lover, threatening to hurt her or steal their children.

“Yusuf Bey has been accused of beating and raping a young girl, forcing her to lie about the children he fathered and allegedly threatening to kill her if she talked.

Yet after all these years of scandal and crime, members of the Bey family still somehow enjoyed a reputation as upright — if passionate — citizens right up to the moment of the elder Bey’s arrest. Yusuf Bey and his lieutenants received adulation in the press, enormous city subsidies, and, in some quarters, the respect accorded elder statesmen. No matter what they did, their phone calls got returned. Whether it took the form of active patronage or weary capitulation, almost every player in Oakland politics has accommodated the Bey family in one way or another.

Because Yusuf Bey refused to answer questions about the history of his organization, little is known about the professional and personal relationship between him and his “sons,” or the relationship between their various businesses. His Web site describes his bakery as “a multimillion-dollar chain.”

For decades, city leaders have treated his odious notions with indulgence and respect, never subjecting Bey to the public shaming that should be his due. Yet when one stops to examine what Bey truly believes — and what he promotes every week on his television show — it becomes clear that this man does far more than simply express a love for his people, as his followers so often put it.

The ideology and creation myths of the Nation of Islam were conceived and refined by Nation of Islam founder Farrad Mohammad in the ‘30s, when lynching was common and Jim Crow regimes held sway throughout the South. Today, in an age of imperfect but congenial pluralism, Bey still recycles Mohammad’s fairy tales and broadcasts them over the Oakland airwaves.

The only endeavor the white man can claim as his own, Bey says, is the science of “tricknology,” the art of being devious and underhanded. “We black people are not up to tricknology,” Bey said in the same speech. “We don’t know tricknology, we cannot master it. How many black magicians do you see today? Like Siegfried and Roy, guys who can make elephants disappear, we can’t trick like that.”

You might say the Bey family has been busy during the last nine years. But you wouldn’t know it from the coverage they’ve received in the local press, including this newspaper. Virtually none of these arrests, confrontations, and allegations received the scrutiny they deserved, and Yusuf Bey and his followers have been able to continue presenting themselves as role models for impoverished, fatherless children. In some quarters of the city, they’ve accumulated a populist moral currency that politicians and social workers could never hope to equal. They are, in a word, righteous.


13 posted on 11/18/2007 1:51:48 PM PST by kcvl
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To: SmithL

Yusuf Bey

******

The Oakland Tribune reports that one of the men detained in Friday morning's raid on Your Black Muslim Bakery has confessed to murdering Oakland Post Editor Chauncey Bailey. In his confession, 19-year-old Devaughdre Broussard told detectives he considered himself to be "a good soldier" when he shot and killed Bailey Thursday morning for writing negative stories about the bakery, where Broussard was a member and worked as a handyman, authorities told the Tribune.

14 posted on 11/18/2007 1:55:58 PM PST by kcvl
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
In Europe the muzzies bring over the 9 year old wife. They get on the dole. House, money. She pumps out the kids. Now Mr. and Mrs. Morehamandpig are getting the big bucks. Dad be drinking, and at the clubs. He sends wife No. 1 and future jihadies home with $50 bucks a month for rice, and has wife No 2 come over. Rinse, lather, repeat.

Pretty soon Mr. Morehamandpig has four wives back in Crapistan, 12 kids all legal citizens of welfare state Europe, and he’s pulling in eight grand a month, a nuff to keep him in European girls and coke.

15 posted on 11/18/2007 2:14:37 PM PST by Leisler (RNC, RINO National Committee. Always was, always will be.)
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To: kcvl
I think this needs to be emphasized...

The Oakland Tribune reports that one of the men detained in Friday morning's raid on Your Black Muslim Bakery has confessed to murdering Oakland Post Editor Chauncey Bailey. In his confession, 19-year-old Devaughdre Broussard told detectives he considered himself to be "a good soldier" when he shot and killed Bailey Thursday morning for writing negative stories about the bakery, where Broussard was a member and worked as a handyman, authorities told the Tribune.

16 posted on 11/18/2007 2:54:36 PM PST by Gondring (I'll give up my right to die when hell freezes over my dead body!)
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To: AuntB

Well,I must confess that I occasionally stopped by Ye Olde Bakery for a fish sandwich and bean pie.Of course,I boycotted the place after the women came out with the abuse charges against Bey.
It seemed like the business was efficiently run and customer service was almost always excellent.
Did I notice any whitey bashing or death to all crackers kind of rhetoric?Nah,that would have been stupid cause the majority of customers were white!
Black food seekers could be more likely found at KFC and Burger King eating Honky food!


17 posted on 11/18/2007 3:01:27 PM PST by Riverman94610
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To: Leisler

Sort of like setting out food for your cockroaches so that they won’t starve.


18 posted on 11/18/2007 5:06:12 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Digger

This one is a home-grown, black convert—sort of.

He was more parallel to, rather than a follower of, Krazy-F And The Mothership Band.

(IIRC, initally joined, and was susequently kicked out by, “Minister” Farakhan; then started his own grope ugh, I mean, group..)


19 posted on 11/18/2007 6:10:46 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (Islam: a Satanically Transmitted Disease, spread by unprotected intimate contact with the Koranus.)
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To: org.whodat

Further proof that polygamy is intrinsically evil.

Both FLDS Mormonism and NOI “islam” developed amazing parallels to wahabism.

The same strains of lawlessness, aggression towards neighbors, violence, oppression of women, molestation of girls and exploitation of boys... etc. It’s truly uncanny.


20 posted on 11/18/2007 8:19:54 PM PST by sinanju
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To: Leisler

Pretty much what I’ve personally seen and know about right here in the USA.


21 posted on 11/18/2007 8:22:14 PM PST by eleni121 (+ En Touto Nika! By this sign conquer! + Constantine the Great)
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