Lyle Jeffs, the former bishop of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints who was apprehended after almost a year on the run, pleaded not guilty Monday in federal court to the latest indictment against him.

U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Brooke Wells ordered Jeffs, 57, to remain in jail pending trial.

Wells scheduled that trial for Sept. 18, though Jeffs' lawyer, Kathryn Nester, said she would ask for more time to prepare.

Jeffs wore an orange and white striped Tooele County jail jumpsuit and shackles. He was thinner than during his court appearances in winter and spring of 2016, and he had far fewer supporters in the gallery.

Only one member of the FLDS, a woman, was noticeable in court. Brenda Nicholson, a former FLDS member who has been attending Jeffs' court appearances, identified the woman as one of Jeffs' nieces.

Last year, 20 to 30 people, including Jeffs' sons and at least one of his plural wives, would attend his hearings.

Jeffs answered yes and no to standard questions Monday, but otherwise did not speak.

Jeffs was on home confinement in Salt Lake City pending trial when he slipped his ankle monitor and fled on June 18, 2016. While on the run, according to the FBI, Jeffs' older brother, Warren Jeffs, removed him from a leadership position. The FBI hoped that lesser status would limit Lyle Jeffs' access to FLDS resources and hiding spots.

He was arrested 361 days later in Yankton, S.D.

Prosecutors in February 2016 indicted 11 people with allegedly defrauding the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP. The other defendants have all pleaded guilty. Jeffs' is the only case remaining.

After Jeffs' arrest, a new indictment was issued. Jeffs is now charged with one count of conspiracy to defraud SNAP and one count of conspiracy to launder money, as well as failure to appear in court.

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Courtesy | FBI Lyle Steed Jeffs is wanted for fleeing from home confinement in Salt Lake City, Utah, over the weekend of June 18 to June 19, 2016.
Courtesy | FBI Lyle Steed Jeffs is wanted for fleeing from home confinement in Salt Lake City, Utah, over the weekend of June 18 to June 19, 2016.
Courtesy | FBI Lyle Steed Jeffs is wanted for fleeing from home confinement in Salt Lake City, Utah, over the weekend of June 18 to June 19, 2016.
Courtesy | FBI Lyle Steed Jeffs is wanted for fleeing from home confinement in Salt Lake City, Utah, over the weekend of June 18 to June 19, 2016.
Courtesy | FBI Lyle Steed Jeffs is wanted for fleeing from home confinement in Salt Lake City, Utah, over the weekend of June 18 to June 19, 2016.
Courtesy | FBI Lyle Steed Jeffs is wanted for fleeing from home confinement in Salt Lake City, Utah, over the weekend of June 18 to June 19, 2016.
Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Barnhart speaks at a press conference about the arrest of FLDS Church Leader Lyle Jeffs, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Jeffs was arrested Wednesday night in South Dakota.
Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Barnhart speaks at a press conference about the arrest of FLDS Church Leader Lyle Jeffs, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Jeffs was arrested Wednesday night in South Dakota.
Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Barnhart, left, speaks as US Attorney for Utah John Huber is at right at a press conference about the arrest of FLDS Church Leader Lyle Jeffs, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Jeffs was arrested Wednesday night in South Dakota.
Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune FBI Special Agent in Charge Eric Barnhart, left, speaks as US Attorney for Utah John Huber is at right at a press conference about the arrest of FLDS Church Leader Lyle Jeffs, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Jeffs was arrested Wednesday night in South Dakota.
image courtesy KSFY Lyle Jeffs is seen on Thursday, June 15, 2017, after his arrest in South Dakota.
image courtesy KSFY Lyle Jeffs is seen on Thursday, June 15, 2017, after his arrest in South Dakota.
Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune Federal prosecutor, Rob Lund talks to the press after Lyle Jeffs, arraignment at the federal court house, Monday, July 10, 2017.
Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune Federal prosecutor, Rob Lund talks to the press after Lyle Jeffs, arraignment at the federal court house, Monday, July 10, 2017.
Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune One of Lyle Jeffs neices, Roxanne Jeffs, leaves the courthouse after Jeffs, arraignment at the federal court house, Monday, July 10, 2017.
Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune One of Lyle Jeffs neices, Roxanne Jeffs, leaves the courthouse after Jeffs, arraignment at the federal court house, Monday, July 10, 2017.
Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune One of Lyle Jeffs neices, Roxanne Jeffs, leaves the courthouse after Jeffs, arraignment at the federal court house, Monday, July 10, 2017.
Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune One of Lyle Jeffs neices, Roxanne Jeffs, leaves the courthouse after Jeffs, arraignment at the federal court house, Monday, July 10, 2017.
Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune Federal prosecutor, Rob Lund talks to the press after Lyle Jeffs, arraignment at the federal court house, Monday, July 10, 2017.
Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune Federal prosecutor, Rob Lund talks to the press after Lyle Jeffs, arraignment at the federal court house, Monday, July 10, 2017.
| Courtesy Tooele County Jail Lyle Jeffs.
| Courtesy Tooele County Jail Lyle Jeffs.