He notes that Jeffs' sect has been accused of misusing Arizona education funds that were provided through the public school district in Colorado City, Ariz., a small town that the sect basically runs. John writes:
According to the (Arizona) Republic:Was this Arizona's idea of a "faith-based" initiative?
"The district pre-paid multiyear leases on buildings owned by the sect, returned the school buildings before the lease was over, and allowed the owners to keep an over payment of nearly $200,000 ..."
The article also notes that the school district bought a $200,000 airplane, spent $20,000 to maintain it, and paid the son of the board's president $50-an-hour to fly it.