Former FLDS Member Sentenced

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A former leader in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has learned his sentence after being found guilty on Wednesday.

A Midland jury came back with a sentence of 10 years for each charge of bigamy for Wendell Nielsen.

Nielsen was found guilty of three charges of bigamy.

The sentences will be served concurrently meaning Nielsen will only serve 10 years in prison.

Nielsen was also ordered to pay a fine of $30,000.