Texas moves to seize FLDS compound
Published: Thursday, December 6th, 2012
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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