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Texas moves to seize FLDS compound

Published: Thursday, December 6th, 2012

According to the State of Texas, this FLDS ranch in Texas is subject to seizure and forfeiture for several reasons. [Submitted Photo/The Eldorado Success]

 

A 91-page affidavit has been filed in Schleicher County, Texas, by the Attorney General’s office for seizure and forfeiture of the 1,600-acre Yearning For Zion (YFZ) Ranch belonging to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS).
The affidavit alleges that the ranch was purchased to provide a safe place where systemic sexual assault of children could take place without interference from law enforcement. 
Alleged crimes include sexual assault, bigamy, money laundering and engaging in organized criminal activity. 
The affidavit also alleges that the money used to purchase the property was illegally structured in order to evade the law and that the purchase was financed with proceeds of illegal money laundering. 
The land was purchased by FLDS member David Allred, who also purchased the land on which the FLDS built the Custer County compound near Pringle. 

A 91-page affidavit has been filed in Schleicher County, Texas, by the Attorney General’s office for seizure and forfeiture of the 1,600-acre Yearning For Zion (YFZ) Ranch belonging to the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS).

The affidavit alleges that the ranch was purchased to provide a safe place where systemic sexual assault of children could take place without interference from law enforcement. 

Alleged crimes include sexual assault, bigamy, money laundering and engaging in organized criminal activity. 

The affidavit also alleges that the money used to purchase the property was illegally structured in order to evade the law and that the purchase was financed with proceeds of illegal money laundering. 

The land was purchased by FLDS member David Allred, who also purchased the land on which the FLDS built the Custer County compound near Pringle. 

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Cookie Hickstein
December 11th, 2012 at 04:31am

Thanks, Norma for keeping the FLDS in the news. Maybe now people will realize what type of group is in their backyard. I hope law enforcement in SD will finally take a harder look at the FLDS. I see that the county is finally using the 200 to 300 people figure I had stated for the past 5 to 6 years.

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