An accountant appointed to run a polygamous sect property trust once controlled by Warren Jeffs has agreed to hold off enforcing a judge's order requiring the state to pay more than $5.5 million in past-due bills at least for now.
Wednesday marks the deadline for the payment from Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, but he is fighting the order. The Utah Supreme Court has yet to issue an opinion in the case, which was argued in June.
"We're going to have to come to some sort of an interim understanding," said trust administrator Bruce Wisan. He and state attorneys plan to file notice Wednesday that they have agreed to hold off payment until Aug. 31, said Utah Attorney General's Office spokesman Paul Murphy.