Ernie and Raymond: Ranch Owners, Elders, Brothers, Polygamists
This is a transcript of Merril Jessop’s testimony in Carolyn Jessop’s child support case. Although that case is over, the testimony is interesting in connection with Raymond’s recent conviction — Merril describes Raymond Jessop’s and Ernie Jessop’s (among others) connection to the company that owns the YFZ property.
The documents Merril describes about the YFZ Ranch property were also introduced in Raymond’s criminal trial to show that Raymond was an officer of the YFZ Land LLC and, therefore, held a very high position within the FLDS. The documents also indicate when Raymond took over for Ernie, in the management of the YFZ business and property in addition to taking over Ernie’s wives.