Judge appoints board to sort out who gets houses in Warren Jeffs' polygamous community

Associated Press

A Utah judge has finally appointed a board of trustees to sort out the redistribution of more than 700 homes in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border where Warren Jeffs' sect is based.

The panel will have limited power, though. State Judge Denise Lindberg ruled Wednesday the five-person board still must get final approval from the court when deciding who should get which homes.

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Lindberg also decided to keep the same person to oversee the trust despite the man's recent plea of no contest to prostitution charges. Attorneys general in Utah and Arizona asked for Bruce Wisan to be removed. Wisan is an accountant who was appointed to manage the trust after the state took it over in 2005.

The trust holds more than $100 million in homes and property.