York and the Nuwaubians came under increased government scrutiny in the early-1990s after they built Tama-Re, an ancient Egyptian-themed “city” featuring pyramids, temples, and living quarters for hundreds of his followers, in Putnam County, Georgia. He was arrested in May of 2002, charged with over 100 counts of child molestation and other charges, and was convicted in 2004 and sentenced to 135 years in prison.
- Dr. York's birth certificate 
- Philips, Abu Ameenah Bilal The Ansar Cult in America Tawheed Publications 1988, p. 1 (see also: ). Philips shows that in 1975 York’s publications changed his declared birth year from 1935 to 1945, to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of The Mahdi, who is popularly believed to have been born in 1845.