Man shot at Oquirrh Mountain Mormon temple was accused of real estate scam

The man police fatally shot at the LDS Church's Oquirrh Mountain Temple on Christmas Day was the target of a lawsuit that accused him of participating in a real estate scam.

Daniel Pogue, 54, of South Jordan, was one of four defendants in a debt collection case filed in June 2009 in 3rd District Court. Police shot and killed him after he was seen pointing a shotgun at bystanders and chopping a temple fence with a machete.

The suit alleged Pogue conspired with Ernest Moffitt, of West Jordan; his son, David Moffitt; and Matthew Cartwright, a Utah County real estate broker, to sell overvalued properties to investors with a promised return of 14 percent.

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