religionnewsblog.com
Facts don't fit claims of FLDS welfare fraud
Allegations that members of a southern Utah polygamous sect are guilty of widespread welfare fraud were raised repeatedly this summer during a U.S. Senate judiciary committee hearing. But welfare data from Utah, Arizona and Texas do not support the claims. Yet six speakers at a July 24 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing said fraud and misuse of welfare funds is a primary reason the federal government should be more involved in investigating the sect.