Former FLDS Members Ask Judge to Reconfigure Church Trust

Former FLDS Members Ask Judge to Reconfigure Church Trust


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Former members of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are asking a judge to appoint new trustees for the church's trust.

The United Effort Plan Trust controls the property of church members, and holds virtually all the homes in the secluded border towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona.

In recent years, several disaffected church members have sued to retain possession of their homes.

Lawyers for the church and its president, Warren Jeffs, have withdrawn from the case.

Jeffs has failed to respond to the lawsuits.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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