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RE-EMERGING , March 28, 2011 • After a four-year absence, William E. Jessop re-emerges to claim that he, not Jeffs, is the true prophet of the church. He files paperwork to take control of the FLDS Corporation of the President back from Jeffs, igniting an ongoing struggle for control. He is now said to be gaining some traction in the twin towns, with up to 200 people attending Sunday sessions he leads.
FIRED , July 6, 2011 • In a move the prosecution calls a stalling tactic, Jeffs fires his high-profile defense attorney less than three weeks before trial. But Texas District Judge Barbara Walther denies Jeff Kearney’s motion to withdraw.
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