Seized Nuwaubian properties await sale
Associated Press/August 10, 2004
Eatonton, Ga. -- It is not clear when the property the federal
government seized from religious sect leader Malachi York will be
sold, U.S. Marshal Theresa Rodgers said.
"I cannot say at this time," Rodgers said Monday.
The seized property includes a 476-acre compound used by the
United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors in rural Putnam County and a
house in Athens. Last week, marshals, who were acting on a court
order, seized the properties, which had been vacated by the
The properties have been valued at $1.7 million. They are
expected to be sold with the money going back to the agencies that
investigated and prosecuted York.
York was sentenced to 135 years in prison in April for child
molestation and racketeering. Prosecutors said he recruited older
girls to groom younger girls for sex with him and used the sect
for his financial gain.
A hearing is set for Friday morning in U.S. District Court in
Macon to hear a motion seeking a new trial for York.