Seth Jeffs, brother of the imprisoned FLDS leader Warren Jeffs, has been extradited from South Dakota to Utah so he can face charges of conspiracy to commit money laundering and food stamp fraud.
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Update: Seth Jeffs Arrested for Violating Release Terms
August 2, 2016 – FLDS leaders Seth Jeffs and John Wayman are back in custody after violating terms of their release from jail pending trial for food stamp fraud, according to the Salt Lake Tribune. The 2 are scheduled to appear today in U.S. District Court in St. George, UT. It is still unclear as to which terms of release were violated that led to the arrests.
What’s the problem?
March 21, 2016 – Seth Jeffs is scheduled to be arraigned today at 1:00PM in federal court in St. George, UT, before U.S. District Judge Robert Braithwaite, according to the Rapid City Journal. Among other accusations, prosecutors allege Jeffs and 10 other FLDS leaders forced members to give their food-stamp benefits — in food and cash transfers — to the church, which collected and redistributed commodities to the community. The leaders tell church members that they must obtain their food and household goods only through the church, according to the indictment.
A South Dakota federal judge last month ordered that Jeffs be extradited to Utah. He was deemed a flight risk due to the gravity of the charges he faces, as well as his access to a complex system set up by the FLDS designed to evade law enforcement detection and avoid prosecution. Jeffs is the head of an FLDS compound near Pringle in Custer County, SD.
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