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Texas seizes Yearning for Zion Ranch, HQ of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs

Texas seizes Yearning for Zion Ranch, HQ of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs

ELDORADO, Texas, April 18 (UPI) -- Yearning for Zion Ranch, where dissident Mormon Warren Jeffs and his followers once hoped to practice polygamy in peace, is now state property.
Frances Burns
Warren Jeffs, polygamist leader, hospitalized

Warren Jeffs, polygamist leader, hospitalized

March 17 (UPI) -- Warren Jeffs, the fundamentalist polygamist leader serving a life sentence for sexual assault of two teen girls, has been taken to the hospital.
Gabrielle Levy

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 22, 2013.
By United Press International
Warren Jeffs still leads sect from prison

Warren Jeffs still leads sect from prison

ELDORADO, Texas, April 4 (UPI) -- Warren Jeffs, the polygamist serving life in prison for sexually assaulting two girls, still leads the Yearning for Zion Ranch in Texas, former followers said.
Texas moves to seize polygamist's ranch

Texas moves to seize polygamist's ranch

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Texas Wednesday moved to seize the ranch in Eldorado where polygamist Warren Jeffs and others sexually abused children.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 22, 2012.
By United Press International

Polygamist leader guilty of bigamy

MIDLAND, Texas, March 28 (UPI) -- Texas jurors found former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints leader Wendell Loy Nielsen guilty on three counts of bigamy Wednesday.

Jury selected for Texas bigamy trial

BIG SPRING, Texas, March 21 (UPI) -- Lawyers selected a jury Wednesday in the Texas bigamy trial of former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints leader Wendell Loy Nielsen.

Corruption case keeps prosecutors

COLORADO CITY, Ariz., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- An Arizona judge says he will not disqualify prosecutors in a case against two officials in a corruption case.
Warren Jeffs' sect casts out 1,500 members

Warren Jeffs' sect casts out 1,500 members

COLORADO CITY, Ariz., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The polygamist sect led by the jailed Warren Jeffs cast out about a quarter of his followers, members of the Colorado City community said Wednesday.
Report: Warren Jeffs, in prison, bans sex

Report: Warren Jeffs, in prison, bans sex

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A follower of Warren Jeffs said the polygamous church leader ordered his followers not to have sex while he is in a Texas prison.

Judge: Utah must make Jeffs trust payments

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A state judge, in a decision made public Monday, again ruled Utah has to pay more than $5 million to the administrator of a polygamous sect's property trust.

Ex-bishop of polygamist sect goes on trial

ROBERT LEE, Texas, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A prosecutor in Texas said she will prove a former bishop of a polygamist sect performed an illegal marriage between a 50-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl.
Warren Jeffs released from hospital

Warren Jeffs released from hospital

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has been released from the hospital and returned to jail, Texas prison officials said.
Polygamist Jeffs hospitalized after fast

Polygamist Jeffs hospitalized after fast

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Warren Jeffs, the polygamist sect leader and convicted child rapist, was in critical condition at a Texas hospital Monday after a fast, prison officials said.
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Warren Steed Jeffs, the fugitive leader of a polygamist Mormon sect and one of the FBI's 10 most wanted, was arrested in a traffic stop outside Las Vegas, the Nevada Highway Patrol said on August 29, 2006. (UPI Photo/FBI/HO)
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Warren Steed Jeffs (born December 3, 1955) is the president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (FLDS Church). In 2011 Jeffs was convicted of two felony counts of child sexual assault.

Jeffs gained international notoriety in May 2006 when he was placed on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List for unlawful flight to avoid prosecution on Utah state charges related to his alleged arrangement of illegal marriages between his adult male followers and underage girls. He was arrested in August 2006 in Nevada, and agreed to be taken to Utah for trial. In May and July 2007 the State of Arizona charged him with eight additional counts, including sexual conduct with minors and incest, in two separate cases.

His Utah trial, which began early in September 2007 in St. George, Utah, lasted less than a month, and on September 25 the verdict was read declaring him guilty of two counts of rape as an accomplice. On November 20, 2007 he was sentenced to imprisonment for 10 years to life and began serving his sentence at the Utah State Prison. Jeffs' conviction was reversed by Utah's Supreme Court on July 27, 2010 because of incorrect jury instructions.

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