Effort to seize FLDS ranch deals another blow to sect

San Angelo Standard-Times -'It wasn't the whole compound used for crime; my portion wasn't used for criminal activity' could be one defense, Texas Tech School of Law Criminal Law Professor Arnold Loewy said. 'That might make their claims less likely to succeed.'

Flora Jessop came to Texas near the genesis of the YFZ Ranch. She went to Schleicher County a while after the purchase of the first lands in 2003, warning members of the community that a polygamist sect planned to establish a foothold.

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"It wasn't the whole compound used for crime; my portion wasn't used for criminal activity" could be one defense, Texas Tech School of Law Criminal Law Professor Arnold Loewy said. "That might make their claims less likely to succeed."