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British Judge Tosses Out Fraud Case Against Pres. Monson

In what is not a surprise to legal observers, the BBC is reporting that the fraud charges against President Thomas S. Monson brought about by ex-Mormon Tom Phillips have been dismissed by Senior District Judge Howard Riddle.

Riddle called the case an “abuse” of the court process, reports the BBC.

More from the BBC:

But Judge Riddle ruled the threat of arrest was “wrong” and should not have been made.

He described the attempted prosecution as “tenuous”, with no chance of ever making it to trial even if Mr Monson attended.

“To convict, a jury would need to be sure that the religious teachings of the Mormon Church are untrue or misleading,” he said.

“No judge in a secular court in England and Wales would allow that issue to be put to a jury.”

Well, that was fun while it lasted.

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