SALT LAKE CITY — An internal struggle for control of Warren Jeffs' polygamous church could soon be settled by Utah commerce officials.
In April, William E. Jessop filed papers with the state ousting Jeffs as president of the corporations that comprise the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
A tug of war began when Jeffs loyalists filed a counterclaim.
Wednesday is the deadline set by the Utah Department of Commerce for the sides to provide a resolution, or a court order settling the dispute.
Department spokeswoman Jennifer Bolton says the agency will recognize Jeffs as the corporation president if no solution is presented Wednesday.
Jeffs has led the church since 2002. He's currently on trial in Texas on sexual assault charges.
Jessop claims Jeffs ceded the presidency to him in 2007.