Attorneys General Meet In Las Vegas For Polygamy Meeting

A group of state attorneys general have gathered in Las Vegas for a private meeting about polygamy.

A spokeswoman for the Nevada attorney general's office says Utah Atorney General Mark Shurtleff, Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard and Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto attended the Wednesday meeting.

Spokeswoman Nicole Moon could not confirm others in attendance.

Moon described the closed-door discussion as chance for authorities to "open up lines of communication on this issue." She would not offer details.

Moon says Nevada Sen. Harry Reid encouraged the meeting, which was held at the U.S. Attorney's Office for Nevada and lasted several hours.

Reid had previously accused authorities in Arizona and Utah of failing to investigate crimes in polygamous communities.