Updated: Friday, 05 Jun 2009, 2:12 PM CDT
Published : Friday, 05 Jun 2009, 2:11 PM CDT
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A court-appointed fiduciary has reversed a decision to reject a check for past-due housing fees from a Utah polygamous church.
Bruce Wisan initially rejected the Monday payment of $192,600 made "under protest" by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The fees are half of what's owed in occupancy fees on homes in Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Ariz. The homes are held in the church's United Effort Plan Trust.
Utah courts seized the trust in 2005 after allegations of mismanagement and put Wisan in control. Wisan feared accepting the payment would have left him vulnerable to a lawsuit.
The FLDS dispute the need for the payment, and FLDS attorneys have since said they do not intend to sue.
The group has a ranch in West Texas.