SALT LAKE CITY -- The court-apppointed accountant for a land trust once run by jailed polygamous leader Warren Jeffs wants Utah taxpayers to pay $4.6 million in debt incurred for trust management.
In court papers, attorneys for Bruce Wisan have asked a judge to order state officials to pay the United Effort Plan Trust debts.
The money is owed to lawyers, Wisan's accounting firm and others hired for trust-related business.
Utah took over the communal land trust in 2005 amid allegations of mismanagement by Jeffs.
Jeffs is the president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The trust holds more than $100 million in property, but no cash. Debts were to be paid from resident fees and property sales, but the trust is tangled in state and federal lawsuits.