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A federal judge on Tuesday ordered two men accused of committing food-stamp fraud to benefit the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to remain in jail pending trial. Seth Jeffs and John Wayman violated the terms of …

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  • Trent Nelson  |  Tribune fle photo The LSJ meetinghouse in Colorado City, the building ex-members say houses the FLDS church’s surveillance camera operation. Church recordings said to be among evidence in polygamous sect food stamp fraud case
    A government informant made audio recordings during Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints services, and some of those recordings ...
    Updated Aug 20 2016 09:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Polygamous sect member to enter guilty plea over crash that killed her daughter
    A mother whose unbuckled daughter died in a car crash last year is willing to serve time in jail, her lawyer said Friday. Carolyn Dawn Hughes, 24, is...
    Updated Aug 19 2016 07:26 pm   |     |   Share
  • Community members search along a stream after a flash flood Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2015, in Colorado City, Ariz. Authorities have confirmed a ninth person has died in flash flooding that swept away two vehicles in a town on the Utah-Arizona. The floods came after heavy rains fell in the canyons just north of the sister towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona, sending waves of water barreling through the streets. The community is known as the home base for a polygamous sect. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Utah to send $670K to polygamous town for flood prevention
    A polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border where at least a dozen people were swept away to their deaths in flash flooding last year will get h...
    Updated Aug 19 2016 10:20 am   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    FLDS men and women march together to Lyle Jeffs’ detention status hearing Wednesday April 6 at the Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City. Defendant seeks to postpone polygamous sect fraud trial; hearing scheduled
    One of 11 people accused of defrauding the federal food stamp program to benefit a polygamous church is asking that his trial be postponed to next yea...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 09:17 pm   |     |   Share


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  • 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. List of polygamous followers offers clues for sect’s exiles
    Two hours after the roster was published on Facebook, Jennifer Darger told everyone whom she found. “Aunt Sylvia & Nada are on this list,” Barlow typ...
    Updated Aug 17 2016 11:49 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   With a wall-off compound in the background, a Colorado City Marshal vehicle leads the way as the Colorado City and Hildale Fourth of July Parade makes its way down Central Street in Hildale, UT, and Colorado City, AZ, Saturday July 2, 2016. Not everyone in a polygamous community wants their police force disbanded
    Colorado City, Ariz. • The U.S. Department of Justice wants them gone. The state of Arizona wants them gone. The sheriffs in Colorado City and adjoin...
    Updated Aug 15 2016 08:57 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   A white board in investigator Sam Brower’s office shows FLDS leaders Warren and Lyle Jeffs, in Cedar City, Thursday January 15, 2015. Read the letter fugitive polygamist Lyle Jeffs sent his imprisoned brother
    “I humbly thank the Lord for the blessing of being able to communicate with you dear father, for it is truly life to me to be able to connected to you...
    Updated Aug 13 2016 09:35 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    FLDS men and women march together to Lyle Jeffs’ detention status hearing Wednesday April 6 at the Federal Courthouse in Salt Lake City. Religious right to donate food stamps is not a question for the jury, prosecutors argue in polygamous sect case
    Jurors should not consider whether defendants had a religious right to donate their food stamp benefits to a polygamous church, federal prosecutors ar...
    Updated Aug 11 2016 09:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    AP Photo/Rick Bowmer | In this Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, brothers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, Lyle, foreground, and Nephi, leave the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah says  Warren Jeffs, now imprisoned in Texas, has named Nephi Jeffs the new bishop of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., the traditional home base of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints.   Warren Jeffs orders rebaptisms, appoints different brother as bishop of polygamous church, government says
    A new court filing describes changes in the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints in recent weeks. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah says impr...
    Updated Aug 13 2016 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
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    Winston Blackmore (right). At rear is Leah Barlow. Polygamist Winston Blackmore holds a press conference at his home in Bountiful, British Columbia, to address Warren Jeffs and the immigration status of three of his wives. Photo by Trent Nelson; 5.16.2006 Hear why Winston Blackmore, who has married 27 women, doesn’t want polygamy legalized
    Winston Blackmore’s statements on polygamy in Canada drew a lot of attention this week. I wrote a blog post that published Monday about how Blackmore...
    Updated Aug 05 2016 02:19 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Davis County Jail  John Wayman Polygamous co-defendant released, restrictions reinstated
    A defendant in the federal FLDS food-stamp-fraud case was released from jail Wednesday after an update to the terms of his release. The original condi...
    Updated Aug 03 2016 09:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Davis County Jail  John Wayman A third polygamous food stamp suspect rearrested as two others appear in court
    Another suspect in the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints food stamp fraud case was rearrested Tuesday, as two othe...
    Updated Aug 03 2016 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    The Children of Polygamy. Children of polygamist Winston Blackmore, playing the rural setting  Polygamist Winston Blackmore hugs his daughters Malla, left, and Marissa on the family farm in Lister, British Columbia, Canada. Canada’s biggest polygamist says he doesn’t favor legalizing polygamy
    The Canadian government is prosecuting him for polygamy. “And those suckers are after me day and night,” Winston Blackmore told an audience Friday in...
    Updated Aug 02 2016 10:59 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy  |  Davis County Jail  John Wayman 2 polygamous leaders are arrested while awaiting trial on food-stamp-fraud charges
    Two leaders in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints were arrested Monday on suspicion of violating the terms of their releas...
    Updated Aug 13 2016 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)    Four of Winston Blackmore’s daughters play in a tree in Bountiful, British Columbia, 2006. Top to bottom, are Mala Blackmore, Rosa Blackmore, Maraya Blackmore, and standing on the ground is Starla Blackmore. Utah board manages polygamous property in Canada, and probably will for a long time
    Lister, British Columbia • A board in Hildale, Utah, has oversight of 55 homes here. Residents like Mary Jayne Blackmore are thinking about whether t...
    Updated Aug 01 2016 08:04 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Onlookers line the route as the Colorado City and Hildale Fourth of July Parade makes its way down Central Street in Hildale, UT, and Colorado City, AZ, Saturday July 2, 2016. Polygamous towns gradually becoming conventional American community
    Colorado City, Ariz. • The train is running again in Cottonwood Park — the small engine pulling kids in miniature cars on the thin tracks of steel tha...
    Updated Jul 31 2016 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Family photos of their many mothers was shown as a part of the talk given at Sunstone by Dollie Blackmore, left, and Elsie Barlow, center. At right is Edith Barlow.  -- Several members of the Fundamentalist community in Bountiful, Canada discussed their experiences with plural marriage and what it means to them as a part of the Sunstone Symposium, Thursday, July 28, 2016. Polygamists describe how to live in family with 27 wives and 145 children
    The audience emitted a gasp when Edith Barlow told them she was a man’s 13th wife. Barlow was used to it. “People say, ‘Thirteenth? Are you freaking...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 09:03 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Washington County Sheriff Cory Pulsipher bows his head at a memorial for the victims of a Sept. 14 flash flood. The memorial was held in Maxwell Park in Hildale, Saturday Sept. 26, 2015. Utah sheriff, prosecutor among those who will argue to disband polygamous town marshals
    The U.S. Department of Justice plans to call Washington County’s sheriff and county attorney as witnesses to testify why a judge should disband the po...
    Updated Jul 19 2016 11:35 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Colorado City Marshal on patrol Monday, February 18, 2013 in Hildale, Utah. Arizona police regulators advance their probe of polygamous towns’ marshals
    Arizona’s police regulators on Wednesday formed a subcommittee to examine the marshals in the polygamous towns on the state line with Utah, but did no...
    Updated Aug 14 2016 08:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  Tribune file photo)    Handcuffed and flanked by Las Vegas Metro PD Swat officers, FLDS leader Warren Jeffs appeared before Judge James M. Bixler on August 31, 2006. Former FLDS members have sued Jeffs and a law firm which represented him since 1998. Former FLDS members bring lawsuit against leader Warren Jeffs, Utah law firm
    A group of former members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is suing Warren Jeffs and a Salt Lake City-based law firm,...
    Updated Jul 14 2016 09:27 pm   |     |   Share
  • AP Photo/Rick Bowmer | In this Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, brothers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, Lyle, foreground, and Nephi, leave the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for Utah says  Warren Jeffs, now imprisoned in Texas, has named Nephi Jeffs the new bishop of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., the traditional home base of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints.   Lyle Jeffs may have used olive oil to slip out of ankle monitor, FBI in Utah says
    Lyle Jeffs — the leader of the polygamous FLDS in southern Utah and northern Arizona, who absconded and violated the terms of his release pending tria...
    Updated Aug 13 2016 08:48 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   With a wall-off compound in the background, a Colorado City Marshal vehicle leads the way as the Colorado City and Hildale Fourth of July Parade makes its way down Central Street in Hildale, UT, and Colorado City, AZ, Saturday July 2, 2016. Polygamous towns’ cops are subject of far-reaching investigation by Arizona police regulators
    Arizona’s police regulators this week will learn about an investigation into the marshals who serve the polygamous towns on the border with Utah and c...
    Updated Aug 14 2016 08:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Patrick Pipkin waves flags and shouts, ’Freedom!’ as the Colorado City and Hildale Fourth of July Parade makes its way down Central Street in Hildale, UT, and Colorado City, AZ, as part of an Independence Day celebration Saturday July 2, 2016. Gallery: Thousands attend Independence Day party in polygamous towns
    Hildale • Residents in the polygamous towns of Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., on Saturday threw an Independence Day celebration two days ear...
    Updated Jul 02 2016 08:43 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Mark Havnes | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Benjamin Bistline, outside his mobiole home in Cane Beds, Ariz., 08/15/03. Ben Bistline, who wrote history of Short Creek polygamists, dies at 81
    Ben Bistline, who wrote a well-received book that documented the rise and shifts of polygamists living in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., and...
    Updated Jun 29 2016 09:04 pm   |     |   Share