Malachi York, the 58 year old United Nuwaubian Nation of Moors founder, pleaded guilty to two federal charges, one involving transport of minors from upstate Sullivan County, NY to Georgia for sex.  He pleaded guilty to 77 of the state charges, which will put in prison for the rest of his life.  York declared his 476-acre spread a sovereign state, posted armed guards, and began publishing angry fliers alleging a racist conspiracy after local officials cited him for zoning and building violations.  Then, the letters arrived: typed, single-spaced appeals for help sent to local law enforcement authorities from people living inside Tama-Re, as York called his ornate pyramid, sphinx, and obelisk-studded property on Shady Dale Road.  It said, 'We're begging for help.  York is molesting children,' and it named names of children, said Francis ford, an Eatonton attorney who had represented the county in its zoning disputes with York and his group.  I wasn't expecting that, but I believed it.  The Nuwaubians are evil.

York was sentenced yesterday to 135 years in prison for molesting the boys and girls and will also have to forfeit the 476 acre compound.  

(Atlanta, Georgia)