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

by | Dec. 30, 2010

News from Utah

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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