- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 24, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A former Utah Lt. Governor has been formally nominated to take over a polygamous trust that holds more than $100 million in homes and property in Warren Jeffs’ community on the Utah-Arizona border.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/1vdsIMG ) that Val Oveson was recommended by attorneys general in Utah and Arizona to replace Bruce Wisan, who was recently charged with patronizing a prostitute.

Wisan pleaded not guilty, but has resigned from his accounting firm and volunteered to give up running the trust.

Oveson knows the issues with the trust having been partners with Wisan in the same firm.

Wisan was appointed by a judge in 2005 to manage the trust after the state took control amid allegations of mismanagement by Jeffs and other leaders.

A decision is pending from Judge Denise Lindberg.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, https://www.sltrib.com

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