Fraud case brought against LDS Church thrown out by British judge
LONDON – A legal case in the UK involving fraud allegations against The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its leader, Church President Thomas S. Monson, has been thrown out by a district judge.
The decision came after arguments were presented in the Westminster Magistrate District Court March 14; the complaint was brought about by Tom Phillips, who cited the Fraud Act of 2006.
According to a press release from MormonThink.com, a website that lists Phillips as its managing editor, Phillips stated: “Although this ruling represents a setback for our cause, we remain steadfast in our commitment to bring the LDS Corporation to justice. For people around the world, this case has brought to light the truth: the LDS organization has committed fraud, and fraud is a serious crime.”
LDS Church Spokesman Cody Craynor issued a statement in response to the decision:
“We are satisfied with the court’s ruling. This case was a misuse of the legal system and should never have been brought.”