Black Muslim temple leader, mom sentenced in fraud case

From the Contra Costa Times

By Malaika Fraley

The minister at a Black Muslim temple in Oakland and his mother were sentenced Thursday for their roles in running a security guard firm that used bogus and fraudulent credentials in obtaining contracts from Bay Area and Southern California government agencies.

Dahood Bey

Dahood Bey

Dahood Bey was sent back into custody after Judge Michael Gaffey sentenced him to five years in prison as part of a plea deal in which Bey pleaded no contest to nearly two dozen white-collar felonies, including conspiracy to commit grand theft, filing false documents and tax evasion.

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With credit for jail time already served and because the nonviolent convictions only require he serve 50 percent of his sentence, Bey is expected to be released from prison in a year and a half.

Bey's mother, Rory Parker, was convicted of a felony under the plea deal that she and her son reached in October, and she was sentenced to five years probation and credited for the 235 days in jail she has served in connection with the case.In an investigation prompted by this newspaper, prosecutors say Bey and his mother ran an unlicensed security firm called BMT International Security Services out of the Black Muslim temple on 29th Street in Oakland. The prosecution's case involved thousands of documents that showed the firm used fraudulent credentials and trumped-up résumés to win security contracts with Alameda County, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles from 2012 to 2014. It was close to winning contracts with the Port of Oakland and the city of Vallejo.

Among the false claims to get the contracts, the firm said it was insured, employed retired Secret Service agents and military personnel such as Navy SEALs, and had previously worked for other government entities, such as BART.

"With today's sentencing, a long-running and complex criminal enterprise has been brought to justice," Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said in a news release.

The Black Muslim temple where Bey preached was a spinoff of Your Black Muslim Bakery, whose leader, Yusuf Bey IV, is serving a life sentence for ordering the 2007 assassination of journalist Chauncey Bailey and other crimes. Bailey was killed because he was investigating the bakery's wide range of criminal enterprises.

Dahood Bey led the new temple with Basheer Fard Muhammad, who was also charged in the fraud ring, along with Billie Latrice Poindexter, Ira Dickerson and Dahood Bey's wives, Qadirah Nejeebah Bey and Jameelah Aasma Muhammad Bey.

They also took plea deals and are expected to be sentenced next month. Each spent about eight months in custody before they were released on bail in June.

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