FLDS land trust fiduciary charged with patronizing a prostitute

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The border town of Hildale, Utah. (FOX 13 file image)

TAYLORSVILLE — The court-appointed accountant for the FLDS Church’s land-holdings arm has been charged with a misdemeanor count of patronizing a prostitute.

Charges filed Tuesday in Taylorsville Justice Court accuse Bruce Wisan of a class B misdemeanor. Court records indicate that a not guilty plea was entered, and a pre-trial conference set for Oct. 9.

Wisan was appointed in 2005 to oversee the Fundamentalist LDS Church’s United Effort Plan (UEP) Trust, which controls most of the homes and land in the polygamous border towns of Hildale, Utah; and Colorado City, Ariz. The courts took control of the UEP Trust amid allegations that FLDS leader Warren Jeffs and others mismanaged it.