Fight Over Polygamous Sect Remains In Limbo

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) –  Control of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous church remains in limbo after a deadline imposed by Utah commerce officials passed without a resolution of the internal struggle.

Agency spokeswoman Jennifer Bolton said Monday the state is reviewing documents filed by Jeffs and a rival church leader before issuing a decision.

The state Division of Corporations set a 6 p.m. Monday deadline for the parties to resolve the dispute over the presidency of the corporation that is the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Church bishop William E. Jessop filed papers in March seizing control from Jeffs, who is jailed in Texas on bigamy and aggravated sexual assault charges.

A Jeffs loyalist filed a counterclaim on his behalf, triggering an unprecedented public fight over the church.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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