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Warren Jeffs, UEP Told to Pay Up

Warren Jeffs, UEP Told to Pay Up

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Jailed polygamist leader Warren Jeffs and other former trustees of the United Effort Plan Trust are being told to pay up.

Yesterday a statement was filed in a St. George courtroom putting Jeffs and the others on notice that they owe $8.8 million to the court-appointed special fiduciary of the FLDS Church's financial arm.

The statement names Jeffs and other top leaders, as well as The Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints itself, as debtors.

Last week a judge awarded special fiduciary Bruce Wisan the $8.8 million in a lawsuit he filed against Jeffs and other former trustees. Wisan accused them of fleecing the church's financial empire.

The UEP Trust controls most of the land in Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona.


Information from: Deseret Morning News,

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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