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A judge has given Utah state officials the final go-ahead to enforce evictions on seven homes in Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect, giving families until the end of the day Thursday to pay up or fight it in court.
The residents are among families on the Utah-Arizona border who haven't been paying $100-a-month occupancy fees for years, depriving the state-run trust that controls the homes of more than $4 million.
Val Oveson, a spokesman for officials appointed by a Utah judge to oversee the trust, said sheriff's deputies would enforce the evictions on Friday. Officials believe the homes are empty, with church leaders moving families elsewhere.
State officials are threatening to evict people from 14 homes if the back fees aren't paid, following through on an order from State Judge Denise Lindberg.