Theologically the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) is a sect of the Mormon Church.
Both movements are considered as theologically cults of Christianity.
NOTE: Most articles on the FLDS published before January 2005 are located in the polygamy news section
Raymond Merrill Jessop was sentenced to 10 years in prison and an $8,000 fine.
The cult leader also has had his prison phone privileges restored.
The total amount nears $20M if costs for the raid on the sect’s ranch are included.
Last November Nielsen revoked a plea deal in which he was sentenced to 10 years probation.
Last Wednesday Wendell Loy Nielsen was found guilty on three counts of felony bigamy.
Instead of the necessary paperwork Jeffs filed ‘prophecies’ with the court.
Last October Nielsen was sentenced to 10 years probation, but he revoked his plea because he objected to the terms of his probation.
According to documents from the state, Nielsen allegedly married 34 women in addition to his legal wife. Among those he allegedly married were sets of mothers and daughters and groups of sisters.