Radio Show Host and Attorney Warren Ballentine Indicted

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An attorney out of Chicago and national radio show host for the Radio One Network has been indicted after being accused of defrauding lenders out of more than $10 million.  The indictment has been announced by the US Attorney’s Office, where Ballentine is being accused of working with others to secure mortgages that were later deemed to be fraudulent.

The indictment includes six counts, including bank and wire fraud.   Each count comes with a maximum prison term of 30 years.   He could also be fined up to $10 million dollars on every count.  He is set to be arraigned on February 5.

Prosecutors claim that Ballentine owns a law firm in suburban Country Club Hills, but he lives in Durham, North Carolina right now.

Dr. Boyce Watkins, a Finance Professor who has appeared on Ballentine’s show, says that people shouldn’t judge until the evidence is presented.

“Mortgage fraud is a complex issue where anyone going through documents with fine tooth comb can come up with something that you might have done illegally.  I think people should wait until the evidence comes out before passing judgment,” said Watkins.

Watkins also admits that with Ballentine’s strong financial activism in the black community, there are a lot of reasons that federal prosecutors might want to see him go away.

“I don’t presume to know if Warren is guilty or innocent, but I do know that the city of Chicago is about as corrupt as they come, so anything is possible in this situation,” he said.  ”I’ve seen a lot of people get into serious trouble for less-than serious offenses.”

 

 

75 Responses to Radio Show Host and Attorney Warren Ballentine Indicted

  1. Sad, no other word to use, hope it is not true and I wish him well. One question, who is out to get him?

  2. It probably isn’t true. If you listen to his talk show though, you can see why they want him off the streets. He is doing more good than anything. They don’t want that. They would rather lock him up for 30 years and let bloods and crips back on the streets to cause more terror to the community.

  3. We dance around the truth and ignore what is in plain sight. This sounds like a case of unmittigated greed.If this man is innocent then the papare trail will lead him towards freedom if his is guilty the paper trail will lead him to the the pen. People have to get it through their fat heads that there is no free lunch. I know of a case where a fella was accused of a very serious disgusting offense. He was questioned on multiple occasions. The occusers were questioned. In the end homie was not indicted or charged. The biggest crooks out there are the ones in suits.

    Peace

  4. Anyone can be indicted for anything. An indictment just means that you have been officially “Accused” of something. It doesn’t mean you have been convicted. Those who are quick to point their finger at others many times forget you always have three fingers pointing back at you. History has shown us many times that if you speak out enough, or are to much of an advocate, especially for dark skinned communities, you are a target, officially or unofficially. It is even easier now thanks to the Patriot Act. So be careful what you write on media like this, you might find yourself under indictment also, quicker and easier than you might think. There is much more going on than most will ever admit to. My prayers and positive thoughts go out to the brother. As we used to say in my journalism days, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the federal governments (Or many state governments) unlimited resources to convict you of a crime, real or imagined.”

  5. The Federal Government, would love to see any help that is given to minorities be taken away. I will not judge untill all the proof is in, however they can makeup what they want to be true. I have seen Warren, on talk shows and he does seem very knowdledgeable. The Government, have not indicated one persons in all the fraudentlent loans, that were made under the Bush adminstration, and they pick out one African American, to indicated.

  6. Another Black man being targeted again!!! I don’t beLIEve this shyt; anytime a Black man tries to wake up the minds of his people, these serpents (caucasoids) POISON him with their ‘venom’.

    This is why they are moving his show to early morning slots instead of mid morning. The Black man is being targeted from all angles, and the Black woman continues to ‘imitate’ the fake false beauty of a caucasoid female!!! Y’all know the deal; (long weaves, studs, tats, and red, blue, orange, blonde, and green wigs and weaves!!!

    @bernina200: “The Government, have not indicated one persons in all the fraudentlent loans, that were made under the Bush adminstration, and they pick out one African American, to indicated.”

    Isn’t it amazing when a Black man is ‘indicted’ on trumped up charges, he’s automatically guilty, but when a caucasoid male STEALS billions from their customers; (bankers, mortgage companies, insurance companies, and student loan companies) they get a welfare check (bailed out), but a Warrren, (who probably Trusted the caucasoids he had on his show) is GUILTY until proven INNOCENT!!!

    Hostess cupcake company STOLE their emplyees 401K’s, pension funds, and stocks when they closed up, but NOBODY is in jail! Plus, these domonic devils gave themselves bonuses, and knew they were gonna close the plant! There is a law, which protects these corporate gangstas from going to jail when they STEAL, but a brother can steal a loaf of bread, and go to jail for 5 years!!!

    I AIN’T BUYING THIS BULLSHYT!!!

    • Speak the truth Derrick! I know a few white men who should have been indicted, and jailed – yet they are covered and free!

      • @Dawn:

        If you OBSERVE these caucasoids, they have killed ALL of our strong Black leaders, who were not into that ‘love-your-enemy-bullshyt. The media ALWAYS keeps them out of the forefront because they don’t want our young Black children witnessing anythang about FIGHTING BACK!!!

        As you can see, our people have become so submissive and docile with ALL of these foreigners, who have taken over our communities. I just talked to a guy from Kemet (he was a pale egyptian), and he said, that egypt was once occupied by BLACK AFRIKAN KEMETIAN/GODS! They called them Pharohs, which meant Gods and Goddesses!!!

        If you let them know, that you’re no fool, you can get them to talk, as long as, there are no other customers in the store.

        I had a cat from India, (that owned a store), who said that the ORIGINAL people of India were Black Afrikans, he also said, that India was once CONNECTED to Afrika and it was a Black Nation, that was being RULED BY BLACK AFRIKAN INDIA(NS)!!!

        That boy, columbo, was LOST IN INDIA!!! HE was the cracker, who RENAMED those Black Afrikans, who OCCUPIED India; he called them…I-N-D-I-A-N-S !!!

        He said, that his family worshipped the god of Krishna (a female deity)…I told him that she was a BLACK AFRIKAN GODDESS, and his reply was…OF COURSE, OF COURSE!!! HE ALSO SAID, THAT THE BLACK GOD, BUDDHA WAS A BLACK DEITY!!! I TOLD HIM THE ‘CORN ROLLS’ WERE ALWAYS THE WAY HIS HAIR WAS WORN!!!

        With this Truth in mind; I said that, to say this, OURstory is known by EVERYBODY, except OURSELVES! A lot of negroids don’t even want to hear their True Ourstory because they have been so BRAINWASHED with white/washed xtianity, and his-story or his-LIE!!!

        THESE RACIST yankees WILL NEVER GO TO JAIL WHEN THEY COMMIT THEIR WICKED, EVIL CRIMES BECAUSE “THEIR LAWS” PROTECT “THEM”, NOT US!!!

        THIS IS WHY THEY CALL THEIR CRIMES: “WHITE COLLAR CRIMES”!!

        CODE WORDS FOR…I AM PRIVILEGED, AND WILL NEVER “HANG” IN JAIL!!!

        LET’S NOT FORGET, THAT A RACIST JUDGE AND ATTORNEY, STARTED THE kkk IN A LAWYERS OFFICE IN TENNESSEE!!!

        NO NEED TO SAY MORE!

      • Just a few Whitemen! Lol didn’t we just watch Wall St slide away with Trillions of our Tax dollars and then give out Million/Billion dollar bonuses while people lose their homes. Good job America! Remember $30,000 per inmate a year times $3 million + and jails are run by Private Corporations. When will we learn Blackmen will always get the short end of the stick unless you sing, dance or play ball, doesn’t matter if he’s guilty or not. It is what it is, Blackmen are weak as a group and getting weaker. just look what going on around the World, we have NO International leadership and we can’t even control our own HOOD. The Prez ran too Sandy Hook but can’t help Chicago his adopted home town. Let’s the Jews or Mexicans get a Prez and see what happens. LOl

  7. I hope Warren is smarter than this. I listen to him on xm radio. Although he is a positive man, he does seem to be a bit unpolished for a national host. He often talks about bankruptcy and finance in too personal terms. It’s like he is driving his own business as an infomercial. He may mean well but I sense a conflict of interest. I wish him the best, but he should KNOW the law better than most. Media is held to a higher standard.

  8. I have listed to Warren’s show for the past few years and he is very active in black politics and the issues that blacks are concerned about. I think he’s probably being set up by thoes who don’t like what he’s been doing with black folks.

  9. Warren B is the only reason I pay the unholy sum of $15 every month to listen to XM now SirusXm radio. This is bull. Listening to Warren motivated me to get off the plantation and start my own business.

    The man is being targeted. I pray for him and I am anxious to learn the details of the prosecutor’s case.

    For all of you who automatically believe that this brother is guilty.. I pray for you all too- to be healed from your blindness.

  10. Things that make you say Hmm

  11. L. Vannessa Frazier

    Look to the Hills.

  12. Why are some of u guys are going against Mr. Watkins? I know we may not agree with everything he believes; however, that’s the purpose of freedom of speech.

  13. Goldman Sachs, Lehman brothers, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Chase, and all the subordinate banks and Hedge fund managers can steal 5 trillion bucks, get bailed out and no one goes to jail! (Obama to Holder to drop the last charges) !! And y’all believe he took a puny 10 million (in bankspeak) ? Its shaky to me! ! They are fishing and they (mr fed worker) want him to turn on someone and seal his demise. Feds climb the ladder, right fed worker? He is a small fry in a world of big Mac’s ..Cmon man! ! Hotep. .

  14. Correction -told Holder

  15. You know what! How is it Boyce has got his nose all the way in my city Chicago which he knows absolutely nothing about. First he says Auh! give the brother a chance let him have his day in court, but in his closing statement He contradicts everything he said: and I quote” “I don’t presume to know if Warren is guilty or innocent, but I do know that the city of Chicago is about as corrupt as they come, so anything is possible in this situation,” he said. ”I’ve seen a lot of people get into serious trouble for less-than serious offenses.”

    Really Boyce! I would think if you knew anything about our city personally being as corrupt as they come ,You would watch your mouth and be careful of the written statements like the one you’ve written and watch your back. I would strongly advice you to be more careful in posting written statements like you have. After all ” You do know Chicago is about as corrupt as they come” and as Big as the city is word seems to get around fast if you know what I mean?

    Now! for the record let me say this: I have never in my life seen three men act like jealous B—– and complain about a man they could never compare to and that would be their President Barack Obama. I don’t know whose the biggest Uncle Tom: Boyce Cornell or Tavis dumb A–. What I do know is Boyce is certainly not a friend of Warrens he’s not even an Associate. He d**n sure wasn’t a host probably a listener ,but who knows He could have been an intern for a day.

    Fact is I think he’s letting his mouth overload his A–. Really! I can’t imagine why he would even be on his show. Did he need advice concerning his home in foreclosure or what because this is what Warren Ballentine show is about daily. More importantly: I have never…Well let me STOP right there. Yes I have seen these three crabs before, In a Barrel! They’re the ones that think Obama owes them something and He’s not doing enough in Chicago with the gang violence etcetera. Let me tell you something about our city.

    Chicago is and always will be what it is just as any other place with N____’s that get a kick out killing others because of ignorance, jealous and illiteracy. Can the corruption in America be stopped ? It most certainly can and would be if investors like myself weren’t making millions off their Black A– each time they kill one another go to jail and raise the stock in my money market account.

    But you want Obama to stop what he’s doing to make these idiots behave? Really! No! Obama has bigger fish to fry and it’s not in your kitchen.But here’s the deal: You Cornell and Tavis are always complaining about what the President of USA isn’t doing for Chicago gang violence so why don’t the three of you get together instead of B_______ about who isn’t babysitting and do something aside from showing how ungrateful envious and jealous you are of this man it’s not becoming.

    Why don’t you three set up camp in Chicago and stop your stupid black brothers from killing each other by talking and preaching to them instead of wasting your breath complaining about a man that will never stoop to your level?

    Let me tell you what’s going to happen, when the parents and people with innocent children that have been killed get to the point they are crying out for help and they can’t control their own kids and ask for Marshall Law to step in that’s when Help will arrive, at least that’s what they’ll make you believe, but they will not suggest or force themselves on you they just sit back and wait for your request and that my friend will be the beginning of the new world order.

    But again if Boyce Cornell and Tavis want to do something constructive then come to Chicago and mentor these wangster, maybe then you’ll get some reconition for doing something constructive instead of complaining. Watch your mouth Boyce. The Bible says: warning always come before destruction. Peace!

  16. stop blaming the white man he will have his day in court

  17. AquaBlu shutup you sound stupid. .. digital gangster

  18. What’s funny about everyone comment is we black people are the one locking up black people. Black cops black police chiefs black judges. Where are they at. White people can’t do it be them selves anymore. Look at who is president

  19. I was never that big of a fan of his show every since he took it over from Dr. Dyson. It’s way too preachy if you ask me. But I do try to listen even though it’s sometimes hard to stomach. What’s really bad are all the infomercials he tries to squeeze in trying to push people into bankrupcy and selling medicine to make you pee better. He’s definitely a hustler. Even if I could take all that, I never liked his constant beating up on black people. That really turned me off.

    What’s amazing is how he is one of these staunch Obamites who feels he has to defend Obama at all costs. He made Dr. West and Tavis Smiley the centerpoint of his show many times often being the instigator of rumors about the two. For a while, he was eating straight off of Smiley and West hate. It just seems like bad karma that he was basically calling them crooks and frauds and now he’s really being indicted and facing real jail time for what he accused them of being. What’s worse is that he’s being charged by Erick Holder and the justice department of the same admiistration that he rode so hard for. If that’s not Murphy’s Law then I don’t know what is. Hopefully it’s not true. All in all, I wish the brotha well.

    • He is in with the bankruptcy lawyers; I tried to reach him in 2008; I could not contact him, believe me, no telephone or e-mail, but he is on the radio.

  20. @ ‘Derrick’ who said: The Black man is being targeted from all angles, and the Black woman continues to ‘imitate’ the fake false beauty of a caucasoid female!!! Y’all know the deal; (long weaves, studs, tats, and red, blue, orange, blonde, and green wigs and weaves!!!

    negro PLEEZ!!! there is no one else on the planet who adores WHITE more than the Black male. any variety is fine with them.

    you can’t go no where without a negro hugged up on a cave woman.

    maybe if Black men accepted Black women’s natural hair – and quit chasing white women, then Black women would feel appreciated. but as it stands now, you guys are making it hard for the few Black women who want Black men becuz you are swimming in the cesspool of wickedness your own d**n selves.

    \\

    thatisALL!

    • First and foremost, DON’T COMPARE ME TO THESE NEGROID MALES, who are se.xing the caucasoid female beast! I AIN’T OF THEM, plus, you don’t know a godda.mn thang about me, so take that comment and stick it up your flea ridden p-hole!!!

      Perhaps, you negroid females need to tighten-up your nasty hateful attitudes you have toward REAL BLACK MEN, then we could have some dialogue. Notice I said ‘negroid females’; not BLACK LADYS…there is a difference. You sound like a negroid female!

      If you have read some of my comments, I admire the NATURAL hair on BLACK ladies; not those fake azz weaves…

      …BY THE WAY; TAKE YOUR WEAVE OFF, AND GET BACK TO BLACK!!!

      Ya Dig!

  21. @AquaBlu who said… But you want Obama to stop what he’s doing to make these idiots behave? Really! No! Obama has bigger fish to fry and it’s not in your kitchen.But here’s the deal: You Cornell and Tavis are always complaining about what the President of USA isn’t doing for Chicago gang violence so why don’t the three of you get together instead of B_______ about who isn’t babysitting and do something aside from showing how ungrateful envious and jealous you are of this man it’s not becoming.

    dear AquaB – Obama waited until 27 little white kids got killed when HUNDREDS of Black kids have been gunned down since b4 he came into office. he’s a sellout who is too busy promoting the interest of LATINOS and WHITES. 4 years and when has he been on a national stage to even say anything that focuses on the betterment of Africans?

    and he’s African!

  22. I PRAY THAT THINGS WORK OUT FOR MR. BALLENTINE. YOU WHEN YOU HAVE SOME ONE LIKE WARREN THATS TRY TO KEEP THE PEPOLE INFORM ABOUT HOW BAD THE GOVERNMENT IS AND THIS SO CALL JUSTICE SYSTEM WE HAVE. ONE CAN SE THAT ITS CLEAR THATTHEY WANT HIM TO KEEP HIS MOUTH CLOSE. THE BIBLE SAY TO CRY ALOUD, SPARE NOT, LIFT UP THY VOICE LIKE A TRUMPET, AND SHEW MY PPEOPLE THEIR TRANSGRESSION,AND THE HOUSE OF JACOB THEIR SIN. THIS WHAT MR. BALLENTINE WAS DOING AND DIDN’T LIKE. HE WAS EXPOSEING THE GOVERNMENT FOR WHO THEY REALLY WAS. SO NOW THEY WANT TO SHUT HIM UP BY DOING THIS. REMEMBER THEY KILL DR. KING. YOU MUST UNDRSTAND HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS. YOU CAN’T GO AROUND ENLIGHTING PEPOLE ABOUT THE TRUTH, THE GOVERNMENT ONLY WANT YOU TO KNOW WHAT THEY TELL YOU, ANDS THATS NOTHING BUT LIES AFTER LIES. WARREN ME AND THE CHURCH WILL BE FASTING AND PRAYING THAT GOD TURN THIS THING AROUD FOR YOU. KEEP THE FAITH, STAY STEADFAST AND UNREMOVEABLE ALWALS ABOUND IN THE WORK OF THE LORD, KNOW THAT YOUR LABOR IS NOT IN VAIN. ONBEHALF OF ALL YOUR MASON BROTHERS WE HAVE YOUR BACK BROTHER WARREN HERE IN CHICAGO PRINCE HALL LODGE EUREKA#64 SOMOTEITBE, GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY HEAVEN FOREVER SMILE ON YOU.

    YOUR BROTHER AND FRIEND
    ELDER SAMMIE B. ROGERS, JR.

  23. I am so sorry to hear this. I have listened to Warren for a long time and he has been one crying in the wilderness for the underdog. Truth will prevail.

  24. i often lisstened to this brother on the radio. and his show is great. he always had interesting, beneficial information and advice. he was a warrior for black folk. and i knew in my heart that they would come after him. who’s next??? we see what they did to Michael Baisden as well.

  25. PLEASE THE PEOPLE OF CHICAGO NEED TO SHOW UP AND SHOW OUT ON THIS ONE,THE WHOLE d**n SYSTEM IS CORRUPT BUT THEY GET TO PICK AND CHOOSE WHOM THEY WANT TO GO AFTER,ITS BRO WARREN TIME TO IF WE ARE GOING TO STAND WITH HIM ARE LET HIM FALL ALONE.ITS NOT ABOUT MONEY,MONEY CAN BE REPLACE EASLY,BUT YOUR HONOR YOUR REPRETATION WAS THAT GONE ITS HARD TO GET BACK,THEY THE FEDS HAVE ALREADY WON AS SOON AS THEY INDICT YOU THEY WON THE QUESTION NOW BECOME AM I GOING TO JAIL,YOU CANT FIGHT BACK HARD IN JAIL,SO AGAIN THE PEOPLE IN CHITOWN STAND UP AND BE THERE FOR THE BRO. I LIVE IN THE ATL SO THIS IS OUT OF MY LANE BUT PLEASE BELIEVE AM THERE WITH THE BRO,CAUSE HE HAS OPEN MY EYES TO ALOT OF BS ABOUT THIS COUNTRY THE INSIDE TRUTH, NOT THAT BARBER SHOP TALK NOT THAT ANGRY BLACK TALK BUT THAT TRUTH PLAN FOR US ALL.WE BETTER WAKE UP AND START THINK BECAUSE ITS THE ONLY WAY WE STAND A CHANCE THIS THUG LIFE IS A DEAD END,THINKING MEN WIN NOT GANGSTER THERE AS NEVER BEEN A THUG THAT WON, THEY SOME DOE BUT WHERE DID IT GO BACK TO THE SYSTEM,OBAMA IS A THINKING MAN AND THAT IS WHY HE SIT IN THE TOP SEAT.AGAIN THINKER RUN THIS WORLD NOT THUGS NOT GANGSTER THINKING MEN THAT PLAN,I MEAN PLAN EVERYTHING.WARREN B FIGHT BRO FIGHT BRO FIGHT REMEMBER A WARRIOR DIE WITH HIS BOOT ON,GO GET THEM CHITOWN STAND WITH YOUR BRO.

  26. I believe a man is innocent until proven guilty but here unlawful.blogspot.com where so many blacks soared in their careers doing the very things racist corrupt white men have done keeping the black brown man oppressed.

    It is very sad if true so many blacks comitt the same criminal acts as whites but they are the ones who go to jail first.

    If he is innocent my blog can help him but if he is guilty very sad because their is only a handful of brothers with any backbone or integrity

    I pray that the blessings of the Almighty bring the truth of this matter to the “LIGHT”

  27. Likings spinks

    Warren I pray 4 u and I still love u withe love of Jesus. U r always welcome here in Cleveland Ohio beceause of u my house is paid for I have a new use car paid cash for and paying off my credit cards. The ones that said they were your friends where r they now rev al Tom joner etc

  28. What’s up Dear, are you truly visiting this web site daily, if so after that you will absolutely take pleasant experience.

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