The Chauncey Bailey Project reports in the Oakland Tribune today:

Your Black Muslim Bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV denies any role in the killing of Oakland Post editor Chauncey Bailey and other violent crimes linked to the organization, claiming he has been set up by relatives and associates trying to seize the organization’s reins.

In an exclusive interview Wednesday at Alameda County’s Santa Rita county jail in Dublin, where he has been held since Aug. 3, the Bey family scion said it makes no sense for him to be involved in violent crimes of any kind because he was on the verge of getting the bakery business out of bankruptcy.

Court records would seem to belie Bey IV’s assurances of social civility, as he has amassed at least nine court cases in four counties in just 2 1/2 years.

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