FLDS leadership asks court for new trust manager

FLDS leadership asks court for new trust manager

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The governing body of a southern Utah-based polygamous church is asking a judge to remove a court-appointed accountant from his job managing the group's land trust.

Leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints object to Bruce Wisan's management of the United Effort Plan Trust and want a judge to appoint someone else.

Valued at about $114 million, the trust holds the land and homes of FLDS members, mostly in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz.

Wisan has managed the trust since 2005, when the Utah courts took control of the trust amid allegations of mismanagement.

In court papers filed Wednesday, the Corporation of the President of the FLDS church says the courts violated the trust's charter by giving Wisan control.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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