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NEW YORK (CNN) -- The U.S. government paid more than $1.7 million in defense contracts over the last decade to companies owned by leaders of Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect, with tens of thousands allegedly winding its way back to Jeffs and his church.
In fact, some of the deals were made after Jeffs was named to the FBI's "Most-Wanted List" and remained in place while he was on the run.
- Pentagon bought airplane parts from companies tied to Warren Jeffs
- Contracts continued even after Jeffs was on FBI "Most-Wanted List"
- Pentagon defends contracts, stands by them as appropriate
- Retired Army colonel says nothing illegal happened, but people will be "appalled"