Skip to comments.Polygamous church leaders indicted, arrested for fraud
Posted on 02/23/2016 12:39:12 PM PST by Zakeet
Lyle Jeffs, who has been running the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for his imprisoned brother, has been indicted on food stamp fraud charges, the U.S. Attorney for Utah announced Tuesday.
The indictment was unsealed the same day FBI and sheriffs deputies searched businesses in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz., that are owned by members of the FLDS.
Also indicted was Seth Jeffs, brother to both Lyle and FLDS President Warren Jeffs.
They are accused of conspiracy to commit Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits fraud, and conspiracy to commit money laundering, the new release states.
Church leaders "diverted SNAP proceeds from authorized beneficiaries to leaders of the FLDS Church for use by ineligible beneficiaries and for unapproved purposes," prosecutors allege.
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Welfare fraud is a common practice among those people ... they call it bleeding the beast.
With wives like that, I would think 1/2 a wife would be sufficient.
Bunch of low lives.
Haters. It’s all about “marrying the person you love,” right?
Why are we still persecuting this alternate lifestyle!
Dude, the floodgates of endless lovin’ just opened.
(f)LDS at it again I see.
Authentic Mormons in action, but from what I hear they do make good neighbors.
I read about that going on years ago-there was also a TV show that did an expose on the lifestyle, and it was clear that welfare fraud is one of their main sources of income...
Hmmm, I thought lds submitted to authority, Article of Faith 12 says so...
Or maybe the fraud could be stopped if they allowed them to marry their multiple “wives”...no more single moms needing “assistance”.
Sure looks like SNAP has been good to some of those in the photo.
The boys in that pic have little to no understanding what fate awaits them once they turn of age...lost boys get kicked out of the compounds.
Can’t have any competition for the breeding age females now.
Can we all join together for one big collective...
Everything you never wanted to know about FLDS: Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer.
by the looks of it, they’ve been doing quite well
They some severe looking heifers. The one in light blue looks like Dusty Rhodes in a dress.
A drop in the welfare fraud bucket. Ping me when they start arresting the millions of illegal border jumpers doing this very thing.
This is what the Muslims are also doing, especially in the UK. http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/u-k-welfare-changes-to-benefit-muslims-with-many-wives/
I look at that picture and immediately think of Harcourt Fenton Mudd.
Large Marge looks like she needs to cut back on the testosterone.
Guessing they buy their clothes from Car Covers R Us.
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