(KSL News) -- A former Utah state representative and Springville mayor has been charged with 20 counts of fraud.
The Utah Division of Securities says James Brent Haymond and another man took almost 400-thousand dollars from investors.
Court documents show Haymond received some of the money by telling an investor it would be used to help the LDS Church establish missions in China.
State officials say the LDS Church was NOT involved.
Haymond says he is not guilty and is confident the case will be resolved before it goes to trial.