Shurtleff Meets Behind Closed Doors With Polygamous Leader
Willie Jessop

Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff met for more than a half hour behind closed doors Friday with FLDS leader Willie Jessop.

The meeting occurred at Snowbird, where a conference spearheaded by a pro-polygamy group, was being held.

The gathering is entitled, "Family or Felony? Polygamy and the Law."

A face to face session between Shurtleff and Jessop might have seemed unlikely not long ago.

Shurtleff reportedly bypassed a sit down with Jessop months ago when the polygamous leader flew to Utah from Texas, where hundreds of FLDS kids had been taken from their families, out of concerns of possible abuse.

The children have since been returned to relatives.

We'll have more on the conference coming up tonight on 2News at 5 and 6pm on KUTV.
Originally broadcast Friday, Sep 25, 2009