Corruption in Twin City Water Works?
A little background on Twin City Water Works …..
Recall that in a previous post, we brought you pleadings filed by Arizona AG and the UEP detailing shenanigans within the TCWW and what appeared to be theft of water rights that belong to the UEP, to the tune of several million dollars. Interestingly, Willie Jessop was right in the middle of it, having signed a transfer deed of water rights from a non-existant company to himself. When I have a moment, I will provide links to the prior posts.
Also in the pleadings were copies of Twin City Water Works checks to “Storehouse” and various other non-water related entities. The checks were subpoenaed from TCWW’s bank by the UEP in an effort to get information about what was going on within TCWW. The reasons for the subpoena were: 1. TCWW was using and selling water that was owned by the Trust, but TCWW could not come up with any lease or any other authority for them to be taking the UEP’s water rights and taking the revenue for themselves, 2. TCWW was obligated to improve the infrastructure of the water delivery system so that residents could be provided water – the failure to improve the infrastructure was also used as an excuse to deny the UEP’s proposed subdivision of UEP land, and 3. Residents were complaining about the awful quality of the water. By all appearances, TCWW was sticking it to the community by selling them water they didn’t own and using the revenue for purposes unrelated to water, meanwhile failing to improve the water delivery as they were obligated to do
Keep in mind also that TCWW, a non-profit corporation, was under contract with the City of Hildale, through its water authority, to perform maintenance and improve the water delivery system, and they received funds from the city to perform these services – but instead of using the money to perform their contractual obligations, it appears that TCWW was diverting hundreds of thousands of dollars each year toward other non-water projects …. Perhaps the building of Zion in Texas?
Below you will see copies of the TCWW checks followed by a summary of payees. Note the payments to the Storehouse, building supplies, fuel, transportation, etc. Keep in mind that TCWW does not even have an office, they have built nothing, and have nothing to maintain other than the water delivery system, which they have failed to maintain. All of this took place while the compound in Texas sprang to life. Hmmmm. The last document is a letter written by Joseph Allred to Warren Jeffs, making it quite clear that most of the TCWW funds were actually being misappropriated and diverted. Joseph Allred was the new treasurer of TCWW after his father, Richard Allred, had been kicked out by Warren. Joseph was apparently looking for direction as to whether to continue in his father’s practice of misappropriating TCWW revenue.
This is also interesting and informative in light of the AZ AG’s recent finding of civil rights violations against the Cooks for failure to provide water service. In the ruling, the cities respond by saying they don’t have enough water, and they don’t have enough money to improve the water system to deliver water to the Cook’s. That’s right, they didn’t have the money because they were sending it to Texas because Short Creek was abandoned by God.
And for the yuck factor, here is a picture sent from a member of the community showing the city’s tap water on the left compared to tap water after it’s been filtered on the right: