Polygamous church trust manager pleads not guilty
SALT LAKE CITY – A court-appointed fiduciary of a polygamous church trust has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor trespassing and other charges related to his management operations.
Bruce R. Wisan was charged in Mocassin, Ariz. in April with six combined misdemeanor counts of solicitation, facilitation and criminal trespassing. They involve allegations that he encouraged a trust employee to enter homes in Colorado City, Ariz., last summer without the permission of residents.
The homes are held in the United Effort Plan Trust, an arm of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The Utah courts took control of the trust in 2005 and named Wisan its manager.