No Bigamy Charges in Utah ‘Sister Wives’ Case

by | May 31, 2012 at 6:34 PM | Celebrities, RealityTV

Kody brown and his wives, from left, Robyn, Christine, Meri and Janelle of 'Sister Wives' (Photo: TLC/George Lange)


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah prosecutor says he will not pursue criminal charges against a polygamous family made famous by a reality TV show.

Utah County Attorney Jeff Buhman says he has closed the case against Kody Brown and his four wives, who are the stars of the TLC show “Sister Wives.”

Brown moved his family to the Las Vegas area in January 2011 after Utah authorities launched a bigamy investigation.

Brown has since sued Utah County, claiming Utah’s bigamy statute violates his family’s constitutional rights.

Buhman is now seeking to have the lawsuit dismissed, claiming it is moot given the case is closed.

He says his office has also adopted a policy that bigamy cases will only be pursued if there is evidence of a victim or fraud.