Police raid Utah properties of well-known polygamist Kingston Clan

CBS News 2 KUTV, Utah/February 10, 2016

A large police presence swarmed a well-known polygamous family's property in South Salt Lake Wednesday.

A Department of Justice Spokesman Peter Carr confirmed to KUTV that it is involved in some "law enforcement activity in the area," but declined to further elaborate. 

Agents are serving search warrants on properties that were sealed by a U.S. District Court judge, according to Melodie Rydalch with the U.S. Attorney's Office.

A former member of the Kingston group, Emily Tucker, left the group when she was 14 years old in 2001. She calls the group "evil" and "horrible" and says she is really happy about the raid and investigation into the group is just a start.

"I say evil and horrible because I know what they are capable of I know some of the things they have done," she said.

Tucker says the group thinks they are above the law and will take advantage of everything including food stamps and Medicaid.

"So the government is basically the beast," Tucker told KUTV. "They believe that the government owes them, and they will try and get everything out of them that they possibly can."

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