Court appointed Special Fiduciary Bruce Wisan has overseen the United Effort Plan trust ever since a Utah judge wrested control of the trust away from FLDS prophet Warren Jeffs and his lieutenants in May, 2005.
Wisan has been seeking assets looted from the trust ever since. Now his attorney, Samuel Allen of San Angelo has filed an Abstract of Judgment on behalf of the trust in Schleicher County. Wisan is apparently seeking to lay claim to property at the YFZ Ranch near Eldorado.
Jeffs followers at the YFZ Ranch tried diligently for four years to maintain the facade that the ranch was not connected with the FLDS church. The property was owned by a Texas corporation, YFZ Land, L.L.C. and the corporation even paid property tax on the massive white limestone temple built on the property.
However, during the YFZ Raid that began the evening of April 3rd, ranch overseer Merrill Jessop and Warren Jeffs’ brother Isaac Jeffs filed an emergency motion to quash the search warrant that was the basis for the raid. In the motion the men referred to the property’s religious purpose and mentioned the temple as the church’s sanctuary, thereby exposing the ranch to possible liability to the UEP trust.