A member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) charged with food stamp fraud will avoid jail time and fines after his charges were dropped.
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January 10, 2017 – U.S. District Court Judge Ted Stewart on Friday approved federal prosecutors’ request to dismiss charges against Nephi Allred, an FLDS high priest who, along with 10 other high-ranking members, was accused of ordering rank and file church members to turn over food stamp benefits to be redistributed as the leadership wished.
According to court documents, prosecutors requested dismissal of the charges in “the interests of justice.” U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said she couldn’t provide any further details regarding the prosecutors’ about-face.
Allred’s attorneys had recently asked Judge Stewart to suppress evidence against him based on the argument it was gathered illegally.
Eight other defendants in the case recently took plea deals, leaving only fugitive leader Lyle Jeffs and one other with charges pending.
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