Treasurer: Polygamist Sect Past Due On Taxes
March 29, 2011, 9:32 AM
CUSTER, SD -
Custer County records show a polygamist sect that owns a 140-acre compound near Pringle is more than $178,000 past due on its property taxes.
The United Order of South Dakota has paid none of its 2009 property taxes due last year. The United Order is the legal name of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints community.
The group is also more than two years past due for part of its 2008 taxes that were due in 2009.
County Treasurer Dawn McLaughlin says late tax payments are unusual for the group, which had always paid on time and in cash.
The FLDS practices polygamy as a religious belief, and its president and spiritual leader, Warren Jeffs, is in a Texas prison.
© 2011 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
8/25/2014 2:34 PM
The CEO of Sutton Bay Resort in central South Dakota died after rolling his 2014 Polaris Ranger late Sunday night.
8/24/2014 10:43 AM
31-year-old Bridget Franzen failed to report to a work release job on Saturday, August 23.
8/26/2014 11:31 AM
Authorities in northwest Iowa are investigating a serious crash involving a car and a school bus.
8/27/2014 10:54 AM
Faith Rasmussen, 21, and her 55-year-old mother Theresa Rasmussen admit they were bringing marijuana from California to South Dakota and distributing ...
8/24/2014 4:41 PM
A Spencer, SD man is dead after a vehicle crash near Canova on Sunday.