7 Arrested in Oakland, Contra Costa County Raids; Ties To Your Black Muslim Bakery

Seven members of a West Oakland security company with ties to the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery have been charged with seeking and obtaining government security contracts through fraudulent credentials and insurance in a massive criminal complaint by the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, prosecutors said Tuesday.

The defendants ran BMT International Security Services and were headquartered in The Black Muslim Temple of Islam No. 1 at 818 27th St., also called Elijah’s University Institute of Islamic Studies. The building was raided by Oakland police early this morning searching for evidence.

All seven suspects have been arrested as of this morning, district attorney’s spokeswoman Teresa Drenick said. They have ties to the now-defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery, which was raided and shut down by Oakland police during a 2007 investigation into top members for murder, torture and kidnapping.

District attorney’s inspector Patrick Johnson requested in an affidavit that the seven defendants be denied bail because he suspects their means of income for years has been fraudulent…