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'Sister Wives' stars may face bigamy charge

The family behind TLC's newest show may be in for some trouble. According to People.com, police in Lehi, Utah, said Monday that they're investigating Kody Brown and his wives Meri, Janelle, Christine and latest addition Robyn for possible felony bigamy.

"At the conclusion of the investigation, the evidence will be forwarded to the Utah County Attorney's Office for review and possible prosecution," Lt. Darren Paul said in a statement.

The possibililty of criminal charges had crossed the show producers' minds well before "Sister Wives" premiered on Sept. 26, DeseretNews.com reports. "They called (the Utah Attorney General's Office) and said, 'Hey, are you going to shut us down?' " said the AG's spokesman, Scott Troxel.

News of the investigation left the suddenly high-profile family disappointed but not completely surprised.

"We are disappointed in the announcement of an investigation, but when we decided to do this show, we knew there would be risks," the Brown family explained in a statement issued to TODAYshow.com's Courtney Hazlett. "But for the sake of our family, and most importantly, our kids, we felt it was a risk worth taking."

The family recently appeared on the TODAY show to talk about their unconventional lifestyle and how it's a "faith decision." Check out the video:

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