- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Two alleged ringleaders of a food stamp fraud scheme in a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border have been arrested for violating terms of their supervised release.

U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch said in an email that Seth Jeffs and John Wayman were arrested Monday. She didn’t provide any details about what happened.

They are scheduled to appear in court Tuesday in St. George, Utah.

Their arrests come six weeks after another person accused in the scheme, sect leader Lyle Jeffs, escaped home confinement in Salt Lake City. Lyle Jeffs is still on the loose.

Prosecutors strongly opposed the release of all three men, telling judges they were flight risks.

The three men are among 11 people arrested in February on charges of diverting at least $12 million worth of federal benefits. They have all pleaded not guilty.

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