Government officials from the polygamous sect-run town of Colorado City, Ariz., are scheduled for arraignment on criminal charges for allegedly misusing public funds.
Fire Chief Jacob Barlow and City Manager David Darger are both expected to enter not guilty pleas during a Tuesday hearing in Mohave Superior Court in Kingman.
Barlow and Darger were indicted separately on charges of violating the duty of a custodian of public money, participating in a criminal syndicate and assisting in a criminal syndicate.
Barlow faces 30 counts. Darger faces 13.
Attorneys for both men could not be reached before the hearing Tuesday.
Colorado City is one of two towns on the Utah-Arizona border dominated by followers of convicted child sex offender and Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints leader Warren Jeffs.
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