Early Costs for Eldorado Raid Nearly $7.5 Million

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An April 3rd raid started nearly 7.5
million dollars in state spending in the first 19 days of what's
now one of the largest child custody cases in U.S. history.
The figures obtained by the Austin American-Statesman offer some
of the first clues to the financial costs of the state's seizure of
more than 400 children from a West Texas polygamist commune.
A spokeswoman for Governor Rick Perry cautions that the numbers,
obtained through the Texas Public Information Act, are preliminary
and unaudited. Perry's office has yet to release official cost
Texas officials raided the Eldorado (ehl-duh-RAY'-doh) ranch of
the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,
citing evidence that the sect has been marrying off underage girls
to older men.
Money spent on the massive child welfare operation is expected
to be the focus of a state Senate Finance Committee meeting Tuesday
in Austin.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 19012714 - kbtx.com/a?a=19012714
Gray Television, Inc.