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Winston Blackmore describes living arrangements with his 21 wives

Winston Blackmore Polygamous sect leader Winston Blackmore claims he is minister to approximately 400 followers in Bountiful and that they constitute a congregation, which should provide them an enormous break on taxes.

The Government of Canada is seeking to prove that he repeatedly understated his income on tax returns, resulting in hundreds of thousands of dollars being owed to the government

Polygamist Winston Blackmore predicts opponents will be ‘damned’

Winston Blackmore Winston Blackmore, Canada’s best known polygamist, foresees a year of doom for those that deliberately break up families or interfere with a person’s freedom.

The cult leader was charged with polygamy earlier this year, but the court quashed the charges on procedural grounds, deciding that the government had unfairly gone “prosecutor shopping” to find someone to prosecute Mr. Blackmore after two independent prosecutors had advised against it.

Polygamist sect leader Winston Blackmore to appear in court

Winston Blackmore The lawyer for a B.C. polygamous sect leader plans to defend his client’s right to marry more than one woman by citing gay marriage and cohabitation arrangements.

Blair Suffredine, who is representing Winston Blackmore in court Wednesday, will challenge the legitimacy of the Criminal Code’s ban on polygamy, arguing it contravenes religious protections under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Polygamists Winston Blackmore and Jim Oler may get separate trials

Bountiful The bitter rivalry between two religious leaders in B.C. charged last week with polygamy could lead to two separate trials, increasing costs and prolonging a process that is already expected to stretch over a number of years.

Mr. Robertson would prefer to have both men on trial at the same time. But Mr. Blackmore and Mr. Oler have the option to ask for separate trials, Mr. Robertson said in an interview.

Winston Blackmore condemns polygamy charges as religious persecution

Winston Blackmore The leader of a fundamentalist Mormon community in Creston condemned polygamy charges laid against him this week, saying they amount to religious persecution tied to politics.

Blackmore’s statement, made at a news conference where he did not take reporters’ questions, point to the legal arguments expected to unfold in the coming court case — the protection of religious rights under the Charter of Rights versus a section of the Criminal Code prohibiting polygamy.

Winston Blackmore: Polygamist group’s leader expects to be charged soon

Winston Blackmore has at least 20 wives and more than 100 children. Allegedly one or more of his wives married at age 15. The leader of Canada’s largest polygamist group, Winston Blackmore, believes that within days he will be charged with sexual offences. “We have one very reliable source that indicates that it will happen.” Blackmore said in an e-mail. For nearly two years, the RCMP has been investigating allegations that fundamentalist Mormon leaders, including 49-year-old Blackmore, have been sexually exploiting girls as young as 14 by either assigning them as plural wives to other men or taking them for

Polygamous leader borrowed $25K for end of the world, false predicted 15+ times by Warren Jeffs

Winston Blackmore Canadian polygamist Winston Blackmore revealed in a Tax Court he was compelled to pay money to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints to prepare for the end of world as prophecied by the sect’s leader, Warren Jeffs.

To date at least 15 different deadlines set by Jeffs have gone and gone.