Polygamous leader on the run

Lyle Jeffs
Days after release from jail to await trial in a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud case, polygamous leader Lyle Jeffs did just what prosecutors and estranged family members said he would do -- he ran.

(KSL) Days after a judge released Lyle Jeffs from jail to await trial in a multi-million dollar food stamp fraud case, the polygamous leader did just what prosecutors and estranged family members said he would do — he ran.

Jeffs, who is believed to be running the Fundamentalist LDS Church on behalf of his imprisoned brother, had been held without bail in Iron County Jail since his arrest in February, but was released June 9 after his attorney, Kathryn Nester, argued that it would violate her client’s rights to keep him in custody until the monthlong trial expected to begin in October.

Jeffs disappeared over the weekend and a federal warrant was issued for his arrest, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported.

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