Wesley Snipes being targeted by the
Government because they think his involvement with the Yamassee Nuwaubian Moors
The Government fears the friends of Dr.
Malachi Z York-EL because they are very wealthy, so they
attacked Mr. Wesley Snipes, first in Putnam County Georgia and
now the Federal Government. Wow!!! The good-O-le boys reach in
Actor's Amen-Ra films is interested in Putnam land adjacent to
The Macon Telegraph, May 11, 2000
By Rob Peecher
EATONTON - A security guard group affiliated with
action-adventure actor Wesley Snipes is interested in buying
land in Putnam County to build a training facility.
The 257 acres adjoins the 476-acre village owned by the United
Nuwaubian Nation of Moors on Shady Dale Road west of Eatonton.
Snipes' production company, Amen-Ra films, owns The Royal Guard
of Amen-Ra, the company planning to purchase the acreage,
according to Snipes spokeswoman Justine Hah.
Hah, however, denies any connection between Snipes and the
But a Nuwaubian representative said Thursday that Snipes is one
of many "millionaire Nuwaubians" planning to purchase property
in Putnam County.
Al Woodall, an agent for the nine Nuwaubians who own the
476-acre village, said millionaire Nuwaubians are not only
buying the 257 acres at 290 Shady Dale Road but also the village
at 404 Shady Dale Road.
"(Snipes) is actually an avid Nuwaubian, at that," Woodall said.
"What I'm hearing is there are a few Nuwaubian millionaires from
the music industry, the movie industry, business, finance,
different aspects - but they're all millionaires, including (Nuwaubian
leader) Malachi York. And from what I'm hearing, (they) are
planning on buying the property in Putnam County, including the
404 Shady Dale Road."
But Hah said Thursday she had never heard of the Nuwaubians.
"I don't even know how you spell that," she said.
"Wesley is not
affiliated with that group on any level, even remotely."
Hah also said it is "pure coincidence" that The Royal Guard of
Amen-Ra, which bills itself on the Internet as "an
international, multi-level security and protection company," is
looking at a piece of property that adjoins the Nuwaubian
Hah refused to provide details about The Royal Guard of Amen-Ra,
but she did confirm the group intends to build a training
facility for private security guards.
The Royal Guard of Amen-Ra's posting on the Internet site "cooljobs.com"
seeks 200 people for "an elite team of highly trained men and
women who will provide the following services: International and
domestic risk management; intelligence and protective
operations; V.I.P./executive protection to dignitaries and
celebrities; special event security; counter-surveillance and
counter terrorist measures."
A representative of The Royal Guard of Amen-Ra used the 257-acre
property's address - 290 Shady Dale Road - in December to file
an application for a permit with the federal Bureau of Alcohol,
Tobacco and Firearms for the "purchase, movement, travel and
storage of various weapons and ammunition nationwide to provide
security, security guard and firearms training services."
Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills said Wesley Rudy Snipes, who
identified himself as Wesley Snipes' brother and a
representative of The Royal Guard, came to his office in early
November to talk to him about the group's plans for the
Rudy Snipes is listed as the CEO of The Royal Guard on its
incorporation papers with the Georgia Secretary of State's
office. He compared the proposed training center to the state
Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Sills said.
"I had heard rumors about it, but I hadn't heard anything lately
until yesterday, when I got a call from an inspector with the
BATF," Sills said Tuesday. "He was following up on the
application for a federal firearms dealer license that The Royal
Guard of Amen-Ra, Inc., had applied for back in December."
Rudy Snipes signed the BATF application. The permit is pending,
according to Sills.
In a letter Tuesday responding to the BATF investigator, Sills
noted inaccuracies on The Royal Guard application:
Snipes certified that he had provided Sills with a copy of the
BATF application, which Sills said he had not.
Snipes stated that the property identified as 290 Shady Dale
Road is owned by The Royal Guard of Amen-Ra, but deeds indicate
that S.M. Bishop Co., Inc., owns the property.
Snipes stated that The Royal Guard has obtained a business
license to operate in Putnam County, but the county has not
granted the company a license, according to Sills.
Snipes stated that the business has complied with state and
local laws, but does not take into account that the property is
zoned for agricultural purposes and "a for-profit security
company and firearms dealer is certainly not an agricultural
business," according to Sills. The property will have to be
rezoned for commercial activity.
Atlanta developer Stan Bishop, who owns the 257 acres, said The
Royal Guard approached him last year about possibly purchasing
his property, but no deal has been struck.
Bishop has owned the acreage about two years. The Putnam County
Tax Assessor's office values the property at $446,963. Bishop's
parents live in one of two houses on the property, and Bishop
hunts and fishes there.
Bishop discounted any link between The Royal Guard and the
Nuwaubians and said he believes it's the Nuwaubians who are
claiming a connection with Snipes.
"(The Royal Guard) approached a real estate agent that I know.
They had no idea where this piece of property was," Bishop said.
"We took them and showed them the property ... and they liked
it. I think all this connection between them is a bunch of
trumped up crap."
The Nuwaubians, a group of followers of Malachi York, moved to
Putnam County in 1993. About 150 Nuwaubians live in the village
and hundreds more live in surrounding communities of Athens,
Eatonton, Sparta and Milledgeville.
The group has built pyramids and other Egyptian-type structures
on a portion of the 476 acres. About 30 acres is zoned
residential. The remainder is zoned for agriculture.
But about three years ago, the group began to have problems with
county officials about zoning violations. For more than a year,
the Nuwaubians and the County Commission have been involved in
ongoing court battles about county zoning and building code
The ongoing legal struggle with the county has prompted Snipes,
Stevie Wonder and York to begin buying property in Putnam
County, according to Woodall.
"These millionaires, Nuwaubian millionaires, are actually tired
of what they've been reading, seeing and hearing about the
ongoing battle in Putnam County with the officials," Woodall
said. " ... So they're coming in with money, ready to go to
court with the best lawyers, or whatever it takes to bring about
justice," Woodall said.