Polygamous leader hopes to get out jail on fraud charges

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Attorneys for high-ranking polygamous leader Lyle Jeffs will try to persuade a judge Wednesday to let him out of jail pending trial on accusations he helped orchestrate a multi-million dollar food stamp fraud scheme.

Jeffs, who runs the day-to-day operations of the polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border, is the last remaining suspect still behind bars among 11 people indicted on allegations of diverting at least $12 million worth of federal benefits.

Prosecutors argue Jeffs blindly follows orders from his brother, imprisoned sect leader Warren Jeffs, and could use aliases, disguises, secret rooms, bunkers and weapons to

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