Mormon Founder: Beliefs Like 6ft Tall Men on the Moon GOP Presidential Contender Willard Mitt Romney is a Mormon and this has brought the Mormon Faith into the Light of Day. So what is it Mormon's believe and who founded the Mormon faith? The first Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith, was arrested and convicted in New York and was found guilty of being a con-artist, an impostor -- he was a necromancer and a charlatan. This conviction was four years before he published the Book of Mormon! Court documents prove he was a convicted criminal. Joseph Smith Was A Con-Artist, Impostor, Necromancer and Charlatan Joseph Smith | Palmyra, New York | Kirkland, Ohio | Independence, Missouri | Nauvoo, Illinois |Salt Lake City, Utah Book of Mormon or the Bible? Mormon Elders Reject The Bible --- It is something people might want to look into. Joseph Smith: Nineteenth Century Con Man?