Fugitive Polygamous Cult Leader Was Not in Fact Raptured to Heaven, Just Hiding in a Pickup Truck

One year and a lifetime ago, American society was vaguely stable and fundamentalist Mormon cult leader Lyle Jeffs was facing federal charges for food stamp fraud and money laundering. Jeffs disappeared while awaiting trial, with his court-appointed lawyer dryly suggesting that perhaps he’d been raptured into Heaven. …

Fugitive Fundamentalist Mormon Leader Has Perhaps Been Raptured Into Heaven, According to His Lawyer

All jobs have their difficulties, but representing Lyle Jeffs must pose a particular set of challenges. Jeffs, the acting head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, is awaiting trial on federal fraud charges and slipped his ankle bracelet with the apparent help of some olive oil. In court…

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