Jeffs and Others Ordered To Pay $8.8M in Lawsuit

Associated Press/March 2, 2007

Salt Lake City -- Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs and other F-L-D-S leaders have been ordered to pay $8.8 million in a lawsuit.

Yesterday, a judge ordered Jeffs and other trustees of the United Effort Plan Trust to pay millions after they failed to respond to a lawsuit.

The accountant who oversees the trust filed the lawsuit --- alleging the original trustees misappropriated property, engaged in misconduct and tried to interfere with his job.

Bruce Wisan says collecting the money will be the hard part.

The courts took control of the trust back in 2005 after allegations surfaced that Jeffs and other leaders in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints had been fleecing it.

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