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2008-08-23 12:00:33

By Suzanne Adams Kingman Daily Miner KINGMAN, Ariz. -- A judge will rule next week whether to remand the criminal case against FLDS leader Warren Jeffs back to the grand jury that indicted him. A lawyer for Jeffs, 52, was in Mohave Superior Court Friday for a hearing on a motion to remand the case on the grounds that Jeffs was denied his right to due process and had not received a fair and unbiased grand jury hearing. "Absolutely nothing was done" by the county attorney to question or...

2008-07-22 15:00:39

By Terri Langford, Houston Chronicle Jul. 22--ELDORADO -- Female members of the polygamist sect are refusing to answer questions before a grand jury in West Texas meeting this morning to consider criminal child abuse charges against the group. About nine women have been subpoenaed and about half have made it into the meeting room on the Schleicher County courthouse square, but all come out quickly after telling the grand jury nothing, said a 25-year-old member of the sect who would only...

2008-07-22 12:00:41

By Terri Langford, Houston Chronicle Jul. 22--ELDORADO -- Grand jurors will meet this morning in a small West Texas town to consider whether to indict members of the nation's largest polygamist group for their role in arranging underage marriages. The state of Texas raided a ranch north of Eldorado, owned by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, after receiving information that girls under age 18 were being placed in "spiritual marriages" with men. Texas...

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2008-07-22 09:00:00

ELDORADO, Texas -- A grand jury is expected to reconvene here today to continue investigating possible crimes by members of the Fundamentalist LDS Church. Some familiar with the grand-jury proceedings have said it is possible that indictments could be issued by the end of the day. However, those indictments may remain sealed until warrants and summons are issued. "There are a lot of issues to work through here. To the extent that they're relying on member witnesses, they've got to deal with...

2008-07-13 12:00:42

By Robert LaHue, Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. Jul. 13--The Sutter County grand jury targeted pension increases in its latest report, but not the long-disputed pensions of county employees. Instead, the jury scrutinized pension increases approved for Live Oak's workers. In the annual report released this month, the grand jury said the City Council didn't do enough independent research into the long-term impact of pension increases and did not make a strong enough attempt to...

2008-07-03 03:00:15

By Ron Sylvester, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 3--The grand jury investigating Wichita abortion provider George Tiller adjourned this afternoon without an indictment. Judge Paul Buchanan, who presided over the grand jury, said the panel returned a "no true bill," meaning charges will not be filed. In a statement released this afternoon through the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office, the grand jury said: "After six months of conducting an investigation that included hearing...

2008-07-03 03:00:15

By Ron Sylvester, The Wichita Eagle, Kan. Jul. 3--The grand jury investigating Wichita abortion provider George Tiller adjourned Wednesday afternoon without a criminal indictment. Retired Sedgwick County District Judge Paul Buchanan, assigned to preside over the grand jury, said the panel returned a finding of "no true bill," meaning criminal charges would not be filed. The grand jury was convened in January through a petition drive by anti-abortion groups seeking an investigation...

2008-07-01 15:00:25

By Edward Fitzpatrick Rhode Island's attorney general says his office's unique position makes it inappropriate for him to join 42 of his colleagues in calling for passage of federal legislation to protect reporters' sources. PROVIDENCE -- Although the bill is backed by 42 other attorneys general, Rhode Island Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch is refusing to support the Free Flow of Information Act, which would create a qualified federal shield law for reporters. The bill, which has...

2008-07-01 12:00:27

By Brooke Edwards, Daily Press, Victorville, Calif. Jul. 1--SAN BERNARDINO -- In its annual report released Monday, the San Bernardino County grand jury raised concerns over " c ro ny i s m " in the county a s s e s s o r ' s office and alleged misuse o f c o u n t y equipment for political purposes. The grand jury declared the $1.3 million increase in the assessor's operating budget unjustified, finding "great concern" with the qualifications and productiveness of many of the executive...

2008-06-27 12:02:35

By Brooke Adams, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 27--ELDORADO, Texas -- An attorney for the 16-year-old daughter of FLDS leader Warren S. Jeffs said Thursday that she refused to testify before a grand jury investigating the polygamous sect. Attorney Natalie Malonis, the day's last witness, asserted attorney-client privilege Wednesday after being called before the jury at the Schleicher County Courthouse. After Malonis' refusal, 51st District Judge Barbara Walther was reached by telephone...