89 03-04-88 09:43 pps (refiling as bc-revcrack) SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) _ A self-proclaimed m

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89 03-04-88 09:43 pps (refiling as bc-revcrack) SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) _ A self-proclaimed minister was indicted Friday for allegedly lying to grand jurors about real estate purchases made for a suspected cocaine kingpin. Roosevelt Taylor Jr., 42, was named in a six-count federal grand jury indictment charging him with perjury in the investigation of alleged Oakland cocaine dealer Rudy Henderson. Henderson and nine others were indicted last year on 40 counts in an alleged cocaine conspiracy and are awaiting trial. U.S. Magistrate Joan Brennan ordered bail set at $100,000 for Taylor. Taylor, who says he is minister of Acts Full Gospel Church of Oakland, allegedly acted as a real estate agent for Henderson in the purchase of a palatial Sonoma County residence estimated at $1 million in value, according to U.S. Attorney Joseph Russoniello. The indictment says Taylor lied to grand jurors about his role in the 1984 purchase of the property. He told grand jurors he had no part in the transaction, according to the indictment. Taylor worked at the time for Chabot Realty in Oakland, according to the indictment. A week ago, Taylor was quoted in a San Francisco newspaper saying he is a minister who runs a drug rehabilitation program in Oakland. He claimed in the article about the "crack" problem that he was one of the early pioneers in the creation of "crack" in the San Francisco Bay area in the late 1970s. Crack is a processed form of cocaine. The cocaine powder is made into small rocks by mixing it with baking soda or highly flammable ether. The "crack" can then be smoked. Taylor faces a maximum of 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine if convicted on the perjury charges.


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