Apr 1, 2016

Seth Jeffs, brother of FLDS leader, is latest suspect to be released from jail

The Salt Lake Tribune
April 1, 2016

A federal judge on Friday released Seth Jeffs, a full brother of imprisoned Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints President Warren Jeffs, from jail.

Seth Jeffs is still charged with two counts of attempted conspiracy stemming from what prosecutors claim was a scheme involving food stamp benefits.

Judge Ted Stewart is requiring Seth Jeffs to reside in St. George for at least the next 30 days, but will allow him to travel to South Dakota to conduct water testing if he notifies U.S. marshals first. Seth Jeffs leads the FLDS congregation in that state and petitioned the state to allow the FLDS compound to increase the size of its well.


FILE - In this May 20, 2008 file photo, Seth Jeffs, the brother of imprisoned sect leader Warren Jeffs, the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, exits the Tom Green County courthouse in San Angelo, Texas. Jeffs has told the state of South Dakota that members of the FLDS, need more water for gardens, orchards and animal herds at the group’s ranch in the Black Hills near Pringle, S.D., prompting concern by neighbors and law enforcement about a possible influx of members who are being displaced from a compound on the Utah- Arizona border. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)


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