The Latest: Judge to weigh request to free polygamous leader

High-ranking polygamous leader Lyle Jeffs will have to wait to find out if he can leave jail pending trial on accusations he helped orchestrate a multimillion-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 suspect still behind bars after 11 people were indicted on charges of diverting at least $12 million worth of federal benefits.

Attorneys for high-ranking polygamous leader Lyle Jeffs are seeking his release from jail pending trial on accusations he helped orchestrate a multimillion-dollar food stamp fraud scheme.

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