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Lyle Jeffs says he should be let out of jail because his trial in a multimillion-dollar food-stamp-fraud scheme has been pushed back to October. The FLDS leader’s attorney says in a new court filing Thursday that her client’s constitutional rights …

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  • This Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 booking photo released by the Davis County, Utah Jail shows Lyle Jeffs. On Tuesday, several top leaders from Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect, including Lyle Jeffs, were arrested on federal accusations of food stamp fraud and money laundering — marking one of the biggest blows to the group in years. (Davis County Jail via AP) Food stamp fraud trial for polygamous church members set for October
    A federal court trial for 11 members of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints accused of food stamp fraud has been...
    Updated May 26 2016 10:07 pm   |     |   Share
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    Documentary short tells a family’s escape from the FLDS
    How did Brenda Nicholson, her husband and their six children leave the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? In the middle of t...
    Updated May 23 2016 07:59 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Utah Highway Patrol  A wrecked sports-utility vehicle sits on its side in the sagebrush along U.S. Highway 89 in Sanpete County on June 20, 2015. The crash killed 12-year-old Easton Taylor, of West Jordan. Child deaths prompt question: Do Utah polygamists buck buckling up?
    The sport utility vehicle blew a tire while driving up U.S. Highway 89 in Sanpete County. When it rolled, centrifugal force hurled three of the boys w...
    Updated May 23 2016 03:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    FLDS women and children from the YFZ Ranch are escorted by Texas Child Protective Services workers and Schleicher County Sheriff’s deputies from the First Baptist Church’s Fellowship Hall to waiting buses Sunday, April 6, 2008. Here’s an inside look at life in the FLDS during the 2008 Texas raid
    “Oh Heavens! You will never guess what has happened! Oh! The Government raided Eldorado ....” That’s how then 16-year-old Jessica Rohbock began her j...
    Updated May 19 2016 09:07 am   |     |   Share


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    Water Canyon High School is shown Friday, May 13, 2016, in Hildale, Utah. The school in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border that reopened two years ago unveiled a new building for high school students as the rebirth of the public education system in the town sets more roots. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Video: Walls come down around old polygamous storehouse
    At various points over the years, leaders in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints have predicted walls would come tumbling d...
    Updated May 18 2016 09:40 am   |     |   Share
  • This Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016 booking photo released by the Davis County, Utah Jail shows Lyle Jeffs. On Tuesday, several top leaders from Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect, including Lyle Jeffs, were arrested on federal accusations of food stamp fraud and money laundering — marking one of the biggest blows to the group in years. (Davis County Jail via AP) Bank records, thousands of hours of video built polygamous sect food stamp fraud case
    Court filings offer new details of how federal agents built a fraud and money laundering case against members of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church ...
    Updated May 24 2016 07:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • In this Wednesday, May 11, 2016 photo, Water Canyon High School students receive home economics instruction, in Hildale, Utah. The school in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border that reopened two years ago unveiled a new building for high school students as the rebirth of the public education system in the town sets more roots.  (Chris Caldwell /The Spectrum via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT High school opens in polygamous town on Utah-Arizona border
    Hildale • A school in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border that reopened two years ago is unveiling a new building for high school studen...
    Updated May 14 2016 09:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Jerry Henkel  |  The Associated Press)    Kody Brown sits with his wives in July at one of their homes in Las Vegas. They are the polygamist family featured on TLC’s ’Sister Wives’ program.  Pictured are: top row, Janelle, left, and Christine; bottom row, Meri, left, Kody and Robyn. Appeals court denies rehearing request in ‘Sister Wives’ polygamy case
    A federal appeals court on Friday denied a request to reconsider its earlier dismissal of a decision that decriminalized polygamy in Utah. Kody Brown ...
    Updated May 13 2016 08:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Young women on a walk in Hildale Monday, February 18, 2013. Defense for polygamous sect members wants jury to consider religious right to share food stamps
    Attorneys are sparring about whether a jury should be allowed to consider if members of a polygamous sect accused of orchestrating a multimillion-doll...
    Updated May 14 2016 05:32 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Rulon Hamilton in his room. Hamilton grew up in the FLDS polygamous sect before being adopted as a teenager by Laura Hamilton, left, and Daniel Hamilton, right. He now lives with his new family in West Valley City, Thursday April 7, 2016. Family helps teen put abusive polygamous sect behind him
    West Valley City • It was Rulon’s first week with the Hamiltons. That’s when they received what Laura Hamilton calls the “downloads.” Each night, 1...
    Updated May 10 2016 12:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    (File photo of FLDS ’prophet’ and convicted child-bride rapist Warren Jeffs, whose life sentence was determined by a Texas jury in August  2011. (The Salt Lake Tribune)  ) Petition tells Texas to monitor Warren Jeffs’ prison visits
    A Change.org petition is asking Texas’ prison system to prohibit Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints President Warren Jeffs from having unsuper...
    Updated May 07 2016 04:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Elissa Wall, who is the victim the Warren Jeffs case, talks with reporters at the Matheson courthouse in Salt Lake City, about the Utah Supreme Court ordering a new trial for Jeffs Tuesday Jul 27, 2010. Former child bride, polygamous trust settle lawsuit for $2.75M
    Former child bride Elissa Wall has reached a $2.75 million settlement with the United Effort Plan, the trust that oversees homes and other real estate...
    Updated May 06 2016 08:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   People gather to look at the Short Creek Wash in Colorado City, Arizona, Wednesday September 16, 2015. The Utah National Guard and law enforcement on Wednesday resumed searching for the last known victim of a flash flood that tore through this polygamous border town home to followers of Warren Jeffs, leaving 13 dead and three injured, all of them women and children. Photo preview: Here’s a child’s life in the FLDS
    On Mother’s Day, The Salt Lake Tribune will publish the story of a 16-year-old boy who used to be a member of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of ...
    Updated May 06 2016 08:10 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Sam Brower   Lyle Jeffs poses for a photo with seven of his nine wives circa 2005. From left: Luella Roundy, Lenora Bauer, Mable Jessop, Dianabel Barlow, Charlene Jeffs, Pauline Barlow and Margaret Stewart. Charlene was legally married to Lyle, but divorced him in 2015. Feds call for judge to disband police in polygamous towns
    The police department should be disbanded in polygamous towns on the Utah-Arizona border found guilty of violating the constitutional rights of nonbel...
    Updated Apr 30 2016 04:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • Lyle Steed Jeffs.  Courtesy  |  Davis County Jail Fraud probe in polygamous town aided by surveillance video
    Investigators took aerial videos and installed surveillance cameras at a polygamous town’s general store to gather evidence in a multimillion-dollar f...
    Updated Apr 27 2016 07:44 pm   |     |   Share
  • Polygamous towns ask judge to approve settlement tied to discrimination case
    Polygamous towns on the Utah-Arizona line have finalized an agreement with the federal government to pay damages to nine people in a discrimination ca...
    Updated Apr 19 2016 08:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Jerry Henkel  |  The Associated Press)    Kody Brown sits with his wives in July at one of their homes in Las Vegas. They are the polygamist family featured on TLC’s ’Sister Wives’ program.  Pictured are: top row, Janelle, left, and Christine; bottom row, Meri, left, Kody and Robyn. Despite ‘Sister Wives’ ruling, arguments for decriminalizing persist, even from those who don’t like polygamy
    What could polygamy of the future look like? Utah and other states could allow three or more adults to enter into contracts, creating both a plural m...
    Updated Apr 17 2016 07:30 am   |     |   Share
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    Ben Rothstein  |  Warner Bros. Pictures Roy (Michael Shannon, left) and Lucas (Joel Edgerton, right) risk all to transport Alton (Jaeden Lieberher) in the thriller ’Midnight Special.’ What ‘Midnight Special’ gets right about a Utah polygamous sect
    If a clairvoyant, religious savior with an ability to hear radio frequencies was born into the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Sai...
    Updated Apr 16 2016 07:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    Think Mormon offshoots have the most polygamists in U.S.? Think again
    This weekend, The Salt Lake Tribune will publish an article about “The Polygamy Question,” an anthology from Utah State University Press of the latest...
    Updated Apr 15 2016 06:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • (File photo | The Associated Press)    Kody Brown poses with wives Robyn, Christine, Meri and Janelle in a promotional photo for the reality series ’Sister Wives.’ Court hands defeat on polygamy to family from ‘Sister Wives’
    A federal appeals court on Monday dismissed a landmark decision that decriminalized polygamy in Utah, marking a legal defeat for the family from the r...
    Updated May 13 2016 10:11 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs speaks to a small crowd in Salt Lake City after a hearing was held at the Matheson Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2009 to decide on the sale of the Berry Knoll property in the United Effort Plan (UEP) land trust. Lyle Jeffs to remain in jail pending Utah trial in food stamp fraud case
    Lyle Jeffs will remain in jail pending trial in a federal food stamp fraud case. A judge on Thursday denied a request from the Fundamentalist Church ...
    Updated Apr 07 2016 10:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • Washington County approves money for public library in polygamous town of Hildale
    A Utah county has set aside money for a public library in a polygamous town on the Utah-Arizona border that hasn’t had one for decades because of cont...
    Updated Apr 07 2016 10:03 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Lyle Jeffs’ detention status will be reviewed in a hearing to begin at 8 a.m. Wednesday. There will likely be some FLDS men and women going in the courthouse as early at 7:30 a.m.  FLDS Bishop Lyle Jeffs asks judge to free him until trial
    In a hearing that dealt with polygamy and child sex abuse as much as alleged food stamp fraud, a federal judge Wednesday considered whether Fundamenta...
    Updated Apr 07 2016 09:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs speaks to a small crowd in Salt Lake City after a hearing was held at the Matheson Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2009 to decide on the sale of the Berry Knoll property in the United Effort Plan (UEP) land trust. With or without apocalypse, good chance FLDS Bishop Lyle Jeffs will be released from jail
    Only one defendant in the alleged food stamp fraud case associated with the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints rema...
    Updated Apr 07 2016 09:41 pm   |     |   Share