S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora weighed in on the high-profile arrests of top leaders and members of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect on Tuesday after federal prosecutors indicted them on charges of food stamp fraud and money laundering.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office stated in a news release that the polygamous group diverted funds from Utah’s nutrition assistance program for inappropriate use by leaders of a group known as Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. A total of 11 people were charged in the scheme, including Lyle Jeffs and Seth Jeffs —brothers of imprisoned sect leader Warren Jeffs.
Guiora was quoted in an Associated Press story that ran in news outlets across the country and world.