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The Chauncey Bailey slaying: Key players

A roundup of the key players in the killing of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey on Aug. 2, 2007.

From Texas to Oakland, the elder Bey’s path to the bakery

From the beginning, Yusuf Bey’s business and religious endeavors were wracked with disputes, controversy and violence.

Yusuf Bey built business empire with questionable tactics

Yusuf Bey took great pride in being a successful black businessman. But he broke some rules to get there, records show.

Welfare money-maker for senior Bey

To supplement his income at Your Black Muslim Bakery, founder Yusuf Bey hid his paternity of some of his 42 children so their mothers could collect welfare benefits, said three of his women during sworn depositions.

Bey’s security firms important financial arm of his businesses

Yusuf Bey and some bakery workers ran at least three security companies that had multiple contracts in the Bay Area at various times.

Yusuf Bey IV grew up in prominent yet troubled bakery

Yusuf Bey IV grew up in a bakery that was both prominent and troubled.

Bailey suspects, associates left behind $6 million trail of bad loans

Within 15 months, Yusuf Bey IV and seven associates got at least 19 loans totaling more than $6 million from 10 different lenders to buy 12 houses in Oakland, Richmond, Hayward and Antioch, according to the Alameda County district attorney, bankruptcy court records and real estate documents.

Security business at Marriott earns praise

UD Security Services, which provides security for the Marriott Hotel and convention center in downtown Oakland, was founded by members of Your Black Muslim Bakery, but it has operated entirely separate from the bakery since 2004, according to company employees and hotel management.

Two years later: The Chauncey Bailey slaying

Two years later: The Chauncey Bailey slaying

OAKLAND – Two years ago, when Devaughndre Broussard gunned down journalist Chauncey Bailey, he did it in exchange for a chance at becoming rich, he later told prosecutors. Yusuf Bey IV, the then 21-year-old CEO of Your Black Muslim Bakery, told Broussard that he’d teach him and cohort Antoine Mackey the secrets of creating bogus credit reports and fraudulent loan applications that would bring them hundreds of thousands of dollars, Broussard said.

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