Trying to keep up the appearance that he is a ‘prophet from God,’ Warren Jeffs has issued another ‘revelation’ regarding impending dissasters.
The cult leader also has had his prison phone privileges restored.
In the four years since Texas authorities raided a ranch belonging to the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS) state prosecutors have spent more than $4.5 million racking up swift convictions against him and 10 loyal followers on child sex and bigamy charges.
The total amount nears $20M if costs for the raid on the sect’s ranch are included.
Last week a special prosecutor was given the go-ahead to consider polygamy crimes in Bountiful, the Canadian branch of the polygamous FLDS sect. Now Canadian police have renewed their investigation into allegations that dozens of teen brides were spirited across the U.S. border to marry older men.
A Texas judge denied the appeal of fundamentalist sect leader Warren Jeffs on Thursday, the same day a jury considered testimony to determine how to sentence a key figure in his church after his own bigamy conviction.
Instead of the necessary paperwork Jeffs filed ‘prophecies’ with the court.
A Utah bill that would have disbanded a police department in a town populated by followers of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs
Though aimed at the marshal’s office that serves the combined border community of Colorado City, Ariz., and Hildale, Utah, it could have “unintended consequences” on small police departments in Utah, said Chief Deputy Utah Attorney General Kirk Torgensen.
Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned cult leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
, may be preparing another purge among the members of his sect.
Citing non-profit groups that work with people inside the sect’s insular communities, Ben Winslow at KSTU FOX 13 in Utah says Jeffs has reportedly set a new deadline to purge more people he has declared to be “unfaithful.”
The former spokesman for the polygamous sect led by Warren Jeffs says in a new lawsuit that sect leaders arranged a nighttime burglary that gutted his business after he was excommunicated for refusing to falsify sect records on Jeffs’ marriages to underage girls.
Willie Jessop, a onetime Jeffs bodyguard and sect spokesman, is seeking more than $100 million in damages for business losses, repayment of money he loaned for sect legal expenses and compensation for abuse his family has suffered since leaving the group.
A bill under which Colorado City, Arizona — a town controlled by leaders of the polygamous FLDS cult — would be forced to disband its police force has advanced in the Arizona Legislature.
While the bill does not mention the town by name, Attorney General Tom Horne says that officers in Colorado City have actively interfered with the law.
Leaders of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the polygamous sect led by Warren Jeffs, have paid Arizona county treasurers about $930,000 in back taxes.
In making the partial payment they avoided possible evictions of sect members.
An unusual building is under construction on the FLDS compound in Eldorado, Texas.
Speculations regarding its purpose range from a place to house a statue of FLDS leader Warren Jeffs to a new temple.
Six months after he was jailed for life plus 20 years for his so-called ‘spiritual marriages’ to two teenage girls it’s clear Jeffs continues to pull the strings, call the shots and rule with an iron fist in the twin border towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona.
Mike Watkiss reports.
Aa Salt Lake City-based nonprofit for people leaving polygamous groups held a fundraiser Friday.
The organization has seen its numbers grow significantly in the past year as dozens of people have been excommunicated from the state’s largest polygamous sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints led by Warren Jeffs
Winston Blackmore may have finally met his match: the taxwomen — whom he is facing in a landmark Tax Court trial.
Also on his case: Canadian author and columnist Daphne Branham.
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.
God wants Warren Jeffs and other FLDS members released from prison.
The cult leader — sentenced last August to life plus 20 years in prison for charges resulting from his ‘spiritual marriages’ to two teenaged girls — says so in a slew of revelations, some of which have been published in newspaper ads throughout the US and Canada.
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
The polygamous community of Bountiful is not a congregation and by insisting that it is, community leader Winston Blackmore is trying to offload a tax bill on to those who can ill afford to pay it – including young men shipped out of the community to work at low-paying jobs, a federal tax lawyer said on Monday.
A judge has granted a permanent restraining order barring polygamous sect leaders loyal to Warren Jeffs from a large school building used as a church by followers of a rival prophet.
A former FLDS church elder, William E. Jessop emerged last March to say that he, not Jeffs, was the true prophet of the sect. Despite condemnation from FLDS leaders, he’s been gathering followers.