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Jeffs’ Attorney Wants Charges Separated from Fraud Case

The prosecution said they have no comment at this time

  SOUTH DAKOTA — Lyle Jeffs, one of the polygamist leaders accused of food stamp fraud, is asking a court to separate charges he obtained when he was on the run. Jeffs was facing fraud and money laundering charges when he fled his home confinement in June 2016. He was later caught in South Dakota in June of 2017, which…

Polygamous Sect Leader Wanted by the FBI for Fraud Arrested Near Sioux Falls

Lyle Jeffs is the brother of Warren Jeffs, who made national headlines as a leader of the same polygamous sect. Lyle has been on the run since 2016. Reporter Jack Eble from our sister station, KDLT in Sioux Falls reports

SIOUX FALLS, SD — An FBI most wanted polygamous sect leader is now in custody in South Dakota. Lyle Jeffs, who has been on the run for nearly a year, was arrested by FBI agents and Yankton County authorities. “We received a tip from the public on June 13th on someone matching his description,” said Special Agent in Charge Eric…