Two leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS) accused of food stamp fraud are back in custody after allegedly violating terms of their release from jail pending trial.
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August 2, 2016 – Seth Jeffs, brother of polygamous FLDS leader Warren Jeffs, and John Wayman are scheduled to appear today in U.S. District Court in St. George, Utah. It is still unclear as to which terms of release were violated that led to the arrests.
Prosecutors argued to keep Jeffs and Wayman in jail after their arrests in March, but U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart ordered them to be released.
Stewart also released Lyle Jeffs, Warren Jeffs’ other brother and acting leader of the FLDS headquarters in Hildale, UT., over prosecutors’ objections. In June, he allegedly used olive oil to remove his GPS ankle monitor and disappear ahead of his trial. He remains a fugitive.
The Jeffs brothers and Wayman are among 11 FLDS leaders who were charged earlier this year with forcing church members to give their food-stamp benefits — in food and cash transfers — to the church, which collected and redistributed the commodities as it saw fit. The defendants have pleaded not guilty on all charges.
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