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$50K reward for capture of fugitive polygamist Lyle Jeffs

  • This undated photo provided by the FBI Salt Lake City Division shows Lyle Jeffs. Federal authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive polygamous sect leader Jeffs. Jeffs has been on the lam for 10 weeks after slipping out of his GPS ankle monitor and escaping home confinement in Salt Lake City while awaiting trial on food stamp fraud charges. (FBI Salt Lake City Division via AP)

    This undated photo provided by the FBI Salt Lake City Division shows Lyle Jeffs. Federal authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive polygamous sect leader Jeffs. Jeffs has been on the lam for 10 weeks after slipping out of his GPS ankle monitor and escaping home confinement in Salt Lake City while awaiting trial on food stamp fraud charges. (FBI Salt Lake City Division via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, Lyle Jeffs leaves the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City. Federal authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive polygamous sect leader Jeffs. Jeffs has been on the lam for 10 weeks after slipping out of his GPS ankle monitor and escaping home confinement in Salt Lake City while awaiting trial on food stamp fraud charges. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

    FILE - This Jan. 21, 2015 file photo, Lyle Jeffs leaves the federal courthouse in Salt Lake City. Federal authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive polygamous sect leader Jeffs. Jeffs has been on the lam for 10 weeks after slipping out of his GPS ankle monitor and escaping home confinement in Salt Lake City while awaiting trial on food stamp fraud charges. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FBI special Agent in Charge Eric Barnhart speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 29,2016, in Salt Lake City. Federal authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs. Jeffs has been on the lam since June after slipping out of his GPS ankle monitor and escaping home confinement in Salt Lake City while awaiting trial on food stamp fraud charges. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    FBI special Agent in Charge Eric Barnhart speaks during a news conference Monday, Aug. 29,2016, in Salt Lake City. Federal authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs. Jeffs has been on the lam since June after slipping out of his GPS ankle monitor and escaping home confinement in Salt Lake City while awaiting trial on food stamp fraud charges. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)  (The Associated Press)

Federal authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of fugitive polygamous sect leader Lyle Jeffs.

Jeffs has been on the lam for 10 weeks after slipping out of his GPS ankle monitor and escaping home confinement in Salt Lake City while awaiting trial on food stamp fraud charges.

The FBI announced the reward Monday and said it will update the status of the search at a news conference.

Lyle Jeffs is the brother of Warren Jeffs, the imprisoned leader of a religious group based on the Utah-Arizona border. Lyle Jeffs ran the sect's day-to-day operations.

Lyle Jeffs was granted supervised release two weeks before he fled, despite objections from prosecutors who argued he was a flight risk.