Witnesses Admits Being Forced to Lie on York
WITNESSES ADMIT BEING FORCED TO LIE
ON YORK: A daughter of leader Malachi York testified
she was urged by her brother to lie to authorities by saying
her father molested her.
Leah Mabry, 23, told a federal jury her
brother, Jacob York, has a vendetta against their father, the
leader of the United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors. He hates him,
Mabry said. (view her testimony)
Five young women that cult leader Malachi
York is charged with molesting as children told a federal jury
that York never touched them sexually.
Three of the five women testified that
federal agents tried to pressure them into saying York
molested them after the FBI raided the Georgia compound of the
United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors in May 2002.
It seemed like they were trying to get me to
say something that didn’t happen, said a 21-year-old woman,
whom York is charged with molesting during a 1996 trip to
Disney World. And it was like (the agent) got mad because I
wasn't saying what she wanted.
A 21-year-old woman denied telling FBI
investigators York sexually assaulted her at age 16, though a
2002 FBI report says she did.
”I told them no, and they told me some people
were going to be upset with me, said the woman, who is named
in York’s indictment as having been molested in 1998. ...I
never told them I was molested.”
Asked by assistant prosecutor Richard
Moultrie if she meant the FBI fabricated its report, the woman
said: “I’m not telling them that they made up the story. I
The mother and brother of a girl who earlier
testified that Malachi York repeatedly molested her said
Monday they don't believe her.
The girl's mother said her daughter is part
of "a conspiracy" against York, leader of the United Nuwaubian
Nation of Moors, who is on trial facing 13 federal counts of
molestation and racketeering.
"I saw no signs of any molestation
whatsoever," the woman told the jury. "I don't believe (she)
was molested. All of those young ladies are after money."
The alleged victim's brother gave similar
testimony, saying he was close to his sister and often talked
to her about problems she was having. He said she never
mentioned being molested.
"I do not believe Malachi York molested my
sister," he told the jury.
Testimony in York's January trial featured
several witnesses who initially told investigators they had
been molested by York but recanted, and others who had at
first denied being abused, then later testified that they
Another 18-year-old woman who denied York
molested her also had a medical examination, during which she
told a nurse she was sexually active with her boyfriend.
Samiyra Samad, a registered nurse, joined the
group in 1977 and was responsible for giving children medical
examinations and checkups at the rural compound in Eatonton
from 2000 to 2002. She said she never knew of York molesting
any of them.
"I am a mother. I would not lie for something
like that," Samad said. "And I would not lie for him
Supporters of Malachi York gave reporters
videotape recently that they say proves the their leader's
innocence. It was given to The Telegraph and WSB-TV, Channel
2, of Atlanta, at a news conference outside the federal
"I want to tell the truth behind all of the
lies," the woman said in her taped statement.
The prosecution's main witness, Habiba
Washington (listen to the audio) has come forward to
recant her testimony. She made a 30-minute video taped
statement where she explains the conspiracy and reasons behind
the attack on Malachi York. She tells the world how she was
coerced, threatened, and pressured by law enforcement
including Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills, FBI agents
Jalaine Ward and Joan Cronier, and the U.S. Attorney Max
Habiba Washington herself appeared in court
during the restitution hearing ready to testify on behalf of
Mr. York. Ms. Washington went to the media outside the
courthouse after the hearing and the media refused to conduct
Muhammad Vasser, 17, told jurors another of
York’s accusers, a teenage boy, told him at a party last year
the cult leader never molested him.
Husna Evans - An alleged victim who stated
she was NEVER molested. Twin sister to Hasna. She states that
she doesn't need any restitution, meaning money. No
psychiatric help for anything. "I was NEVER molested,” she
constantly says. Audio
Hasna Evans - An alleged
victim who stated she was NEVER molested. Twin sister to Husna
Evans. She states that she doesn't need any restitution
meaning money. No psychiatric help for anything. "I was NEVER
molested and I never saw anyone else being molested" she says.
Audio - Video
After the trial eight
Macon law enforcement and emergency officials resigned Monday after they said
Mayor Jack Ellis failed to listen to new evidence in the
federal case about the Nuwaubian leader Malachi York.
But city officials said there is nothing they
could do about the federal case against York.
Who stands to gain from the shutdown of
There were several alleged victims listed in
the Federal Indictment, 7 to be exact, that testified that
NOTHING ever happened. They still insist, "I was NEVER
molested", yet the prosecution includes them in their list of
so-called victims who should get money for restitution. They
have allocated over $23,000 for each so-called victim and
witness in the case giving a total of $580,000.
The father of one victim has filed a $1
billion civil suit against the Brooklyn-born sect leader.
“There will definitely be some people coming after him,'' said
Manchester attorney Ronny Jones.
No one knows the exact amount of monetary
rewards offered, or given to York’s son Jacob, who was accused
of being the chief organizer of the mutiny of some of the
Nuwaubian youth against the father, Malachi that resulted in
York’s conviction. To date, the son Jacob has been under the
government witness protection program and his whereabouts are
unknown for any comment.