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November 8, 1990

Predawn arrest in New Orleans triggers seven-state FBI sweep

At 5 a.m. Wednesday, 25 elite FBI arrest teams banged on doors in seven states, summoning followers of Yahweh Ben Yahweh to answer their indictment. Minutes earlier, the phone had rung in a $390-a-night New Orleans hotel suite, waking the sect's leader: "FBI, " he was told. "We have a warrant for your arrest."

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