ATTORNEY - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/ATTORNEY News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Macy’s to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317159-79/macy-profiling-customers-agreement.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58317159-79/macy-profiling-customers-agreement.html.csp">Macy’s to pay $650,000 in shopper-profiling probe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHAEL VIRTANEN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T09:29:02.442-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 09:29AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, N.Y. • The retailer Macy’s has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle allegations of racial profiling at its flagship store in Manhattan’s Herald Square. Under the agreement signed Tuesday with New York’s attorney general, the company will adopt new policies on police access to its security camera monitors and against profiling, further train employees, investigate customer complaints, keep better records of detentions and report for three years on its compliance. Attorney General Eric Schneid...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583171592014-08-20T09:29:02.442-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-20T09:29:02.442-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58317159@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:29:02 MDT Utah mom to prison for toddler son’s methadone death http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309994-78/goff-child-aiden-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58309994-78/goff-child-aiden-judge.html.csp">Utah mom to prison for toddler son’s methadone death</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T22:06:04.571-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Tooele • Jill Goff took a nap as her toddler was dying. She didn’t call 911 or take her children to the hospital. When her older children, ages 5 and 8, began feeling ill, she didn’t immediately tell anyone why — that she had inadvertently given her children methadone, thinking it was Gatorade. On Tuesday, a judge sentenced Goff to prison for up to 15 years for this. Neither the prosecution nor the defense attorney asked the judge to send the 33-year-old mother to prison. Committing her to a ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309994@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:06:04 MDT Editorial: Koerber case leaves unanswered questions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309041-82/case-koerber-prosecutors-judge.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58309041-82/case-koerber-prosecutors-judge.html.csp">Editorial: Koerber case leaves unanswered questions</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T12:17:38.77-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 12:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A week ago, businessman Rick Koerber stood accused of perpetrating one of the biggest frauds in Utah history, a Ponzi scheme that took $48 million from Utahns’ investment savings and retirement accounts. But by week’s end, Koerber was no longer criminally charged. It was a remarkable turn of events, made more so by the claims that followed U.S District Judge Clark Waddoups’ ruling. The judge dropped the case with prejudice, meaning the case can’t be refiled. But the ruling and accusations that ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58309041@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:17:38 MDT Rampell: Scandals hiding in plain sight http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313138-82/scandals-christie-governor-perry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58313138-82/scandals-christie-governor-perry.html.csp">Rampell: Scandals hiding in plain sight</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T15:09:14.418-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 03:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The laboratories of democracy are blowing up. A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. So many of them involve Republican presidential hopefuls that conspiracy theorists could argue they must be manufactured, or at least overhyped, by wily Democratic strategists. At least one Democratic governor has also been implicated, though. Most of the scandals (or, to be fair, sometimes pseudo-scandals) are pretty hard to follo...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58313138@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:09:14 MDT Perry calls felony counts ‘farce of a prosecution’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304088-68/perry-texas-veto-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58304088-68/perry-texas-veto-state.html.csp">Perry calls felony counts ‘farce of a prosecution’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL J. WEBER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-16T19:29:23.424-06:00">Updated Aug 16, 2014 07:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Austin, Texas • Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry vowed Saturday to fight a criminal indictment in a defiant response that showed an old slice of swagger that he’s kept holstered lately while seeking to remake his image for a potential 2016 presidential run. Perry called two felony counts of abuse of power issued by an Austin grand jury “outrageous” and made no apologies for his 2013 veto that prompted a criminal investigation against the longest-serving governor in Texas history. Perry made it c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58304088@www.sltrib.com Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:29:23 MDT Koerber lashes out after Utah ‘Ponzi’ charges dropped http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58300795-78/koerber-case-giani-federal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58300795-78/koerber-case-giani-federal.html.csp">Koerber lashes out after Utah ‘Ponzi’ charges dropped</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By tom harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T22:53:40.167-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 10:53PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Free from criminal charges that alleged he operated a $100 million Ponzi scheme from his Utah County real estate businesses, Rick Koerber lashed out Friday at prosecutors and regulators who had subjected him to years of investigation and prosecution. But U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups’ decision to dismiss 18 federal fraud, money laundering and tax charges against Koerber also prompted angry denunciations from Francine Giani, the executive director of the Department of Commerce who had broug...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58300795@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 22:53:40 MDT Rick Koerber walks on $48 million Ponzi scheme charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58298027-78/koerber-case-waddoups-prosecutors.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58298027-78/koerber-case-waddoups-prosecutors.html.csp">Rick Koerber walks on $48 million Ponzi scheme charges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T21:58:39.333-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A federal judge on Thursday blasted federal prosecutors as he permanently dismissed all criminal charges against Rick Koerber, the former Utah County real estate guru who now no longer faces accusations of operating a $100 million Ponzi scheme. In dismissing the charges, U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups cited “the government’s pattern of neglect and dilatory conduct” as well as “several instances of questionable ethical conduct in prosecuting this case.” Waddoups dismissed the case with preju...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298027@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:58:39 MDT Hurricane police finish infant’s hot-car death investigation http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58298698-78/police-investigation-attorney-car.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58298698-78/police-investigation-attorney-car.html.csp">Hurricane police finish infant’s hot-car death investigation</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Michael McFall</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T10:55:22.453-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 10:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Hurricane police have finished their investigation into the death of an 11-month-old girl left in a car. Skyah Suwyn died Aug. 1 after a family member left her in a car near 50 E. 500 North, according to the police. After conducting several interviews and waiting on autopsy results, the police forwarded the case on Thursday to the Washington County Attorney’s Office for review. Sgt. Brandon Buell deferred any comment on the investigation’s findings to the attorney’s office. Washington County...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58298698@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:55:22 MDT Letter: Ten horse deaths require criminal charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58297130-82/ten-horses-attorney-beings.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58297130-82/ten-horses-attorney-beings.html.csp">Letter: Ten horse deaths require criminal charges</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T17:30:57.626-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 05:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Dear Mr. Attorney General, Ten horses dead! Ten poor souls were tortured in the heat of the blazing sun! Ten intelligent beings were baked alive in the desert heat! Ten innocent personalities, longing for a sip of water, a taste of sustenance, were denied! Ten equine spirits perished without drop of nourishment! Ten amazing works of God craved assistance from the human beings they depended on! Agony. Hell. Death. We, the people who believe that we are stewards of this planet and are respons...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58297130@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:30:57 MDT Website Ask.fm to get more oversight of complaints http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296785-79/ask-website-complaints-users.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58296785-79/ask-website-complaints-users.html.csp">Website Ask.fm to get more oversight of complaints</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T09:54:02.024-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 09:54AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Albany, N.Y. • New York’s attorney general says new owners of the website Ask.fm have agreed to provide more oversight of complaints in an attempt to curb harassment and bullying. The question-and-answer website popular among teens has been acquired by the owners of Ask.com. Doug Leeds, Ask.com’s chief executive, says the focus is ensuring a safer and more enjoyable experience for users. Launched in 2010, Ask.fm claims more than 180 million monthly active users worldwide, with 42 percent under 1...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582967852014-08-14T09:54:02.024-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T09:54:02.024-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58296785@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:54:02 MDT Man accused of plotting mass shooting is sentenced http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58294396-78/stiles-creek-gill-accused.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58294396-78/stiles-creek-gill-accused.html.csp">Man accused of plotting mass shooting is sentenced</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By LINDSAY WHITEHURST</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T22:05:41.969-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Salt Lake City • A Utah man accused of plotting a mass shooting at an upscale mall in Salt Lake City has been sentenced to three years of probation under mental health court supervision after accepting a plea deal from prosecutors. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said Wednesday he agreed to the deal in May because defendant Jack Harry Stiles was not an imminent threat. Gill said Stiles, 43, was in the right place with court-supervised mental health treatment rather than prison time....</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582943962014-08-14T22:05:41.969-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-14T22:05:41.969-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294396@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:05:41 MDT Ex-CEO of red-light camera company indicted http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58294078-79/redflex-camera-ceo-chicago.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58294078-79/redflex-camera-ceo-chicago.html.csp">Ex-CEO of red-light camera company indicted</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-13T16:52:02.314-06:00">Updated Aug 13, 2014 04:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chicago • A federal investigation in Chicago of one of the nation’s largest red-light camera programs has led to charges against the former CEO of a Phoenix-based company. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Wednesday that former Redflex Traffic Systems Inc. executive Karen Finley faces multiple corruption charges. Prosecutors say she provided a retired Chicago official around $570,000 in cash and other benefits for inside information helping Redflex land city contracts that grew to $124 million in ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582940782014-08-13T16:52:02.314-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-13T16:52:02.314-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294078@www.sltrib.com Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:52:02 MDT Four plead not guilty to witness tampering http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58289673-78/montgomery-attorney-general-robert.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58289673-78/montgomery-attorney-general-robert.html.csp">Four plead not guilty to witness tampering</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T21:07:01.356-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 09:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three brothers and a fourth man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a witness-tampering charge for allegedly pummeling a person in an attempt to prevent them from testifying in a legal proceeding. Robert W. Montgomery Jr., 35, Salt Lake City, a former campaign fundraiser for former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, was arrested last week and made a first appearance in federal court this week. JD Montgomery, 28; Michael C. Montgomery, 29; and Jeremy R. Ertmann, 36, also made first appearances for al...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58289673@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:07:01 MDT New suit targets Shurtleff, Swallow and Bank of America http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58285552-78/shurtleff-bank-mcbride-swallow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58285552-78/shurtleff-bank-mcbride-swallow.html.csp">New suit targets Shurtleff, Swallow and Bank of America</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-12T12:45:08.339-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 12:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A key player in the scandal surrounding Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow is suing the former attorneys general, alleging they conspired with Bank of America to derail a major foreclosure lawsuit, harming thousands of Utahns who could have benefited from the case. Darl McBride — who had previously been in the news because of a recorded meeting in which Shurtleff offered to get him $2 million if he would stop his online criticism of a developer — and his wife, Andrea, filed the lawsuit last week i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285552@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:45:08 MDT Utah ski resort Alta seeks to uphold ban on snowboarders http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58285984-78/snowboarders-alta-resort-amendment.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58285984-78/snowboarders-alta-resort-amendment.html.csp">Utah ski resort Alta seeks to uphold ban on snowboarders</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T22:11:14.434-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 10:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Alta Ski Resort bans snowboarders not for any rational reason but because the operators think they’re rude and obnoxious. For that reason, snowboarders deserve protection under the 14th Amendment of the Constitution, which historically has been used on cases involving discrimination based on race, gender and sexual orientation. That was the crux of the argument Monday in federal court where snowboarders are trying to keep their lawsuit against the Utah ski resort from getting tossed out of ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58285984@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:11:14 MDT Confession in massive Utah fire should be tossed, attorney says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58284705-78/bowman-attorney-fire-court.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58284705-78/bowman-attorney-fire-court.html.csp">Confession in massive Utah fire should be tossed, attorney says</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom Harvey</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T20:14:54.896-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 08:14PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The alleged confession of the man accused of starting a fire that caused $6 million in damage to a Salt Lake City apartment building that was under construction should be tossed out of court, his attorney argued Monday. The attorney for Dustin Jay Bowman told a U.S. District Court judge on Monday that during an interview with investigators, Bowman was not adequately informed of his rights and was coerced into confessing that he started the Feb. 9 fire that burned the 64,000-square-foot project ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284705@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:14:54 MDT Barneys to pay $525K in NYC shopper-profiling probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284032-79/barneys-store-monday-profiling.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284032-79/barneys-store-monday-profiling.html.csp">Barneys to pay $525K in NYC shopper-profiling probe</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JENNIFER PELTZ </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T13:58:13.409-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 01:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year. Barneys shoppers and ex-employees complained that detectives followed minority customers around — even after staffers identified them as frequent patrons — and disproportionately investigated their credit-card use, so much so that some salespeople even avoided serving...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582840322014-08-11T13:58:13.409-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-11T13:58:13.409-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284032@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:58:13 MDT Host of Swallow fundraiser jailed, awaits possible federal charges http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58276742-90/montgomery-swallow-attorney-shurtleff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58276742-90/montgomery-swallow-attorney-shurtleff.html.csp">Host of Swallow fundraiser jailed, awaits possible federal charges</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By robert gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T09:00:58.686-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 09:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A businessman with a checkered past and ties to former Attorney General John Swallow is in custody in the Salt Lake County Jail along with his two brothers, awaiting transfer to U.S. marshals, potentially to face unknown federal charges. Robert Montgomery, owner of Emmediate Credit Solutions, was arrested Friday morning, along with brothers Michael Chase Montgomery and J.D. Montgomery. Jail records do not reflect what charges the Montgomery brothers face. Melodie Rydalch, spokeswoman for the U.S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58276742@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:00:58 MDT Rolly: Utah’s same-sex fight is deja vu all over again http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58271686-82/utah-sltrib-court-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58271686-82/utah-sltrib-court-state.html.csp">Rolly: Utah’s same-sex fight is deja vu all over again</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAUL ROLLY</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T15:37:34.307-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 03:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The move by state leaders this week to petition the U.S. Supreme Court for a hearing on Judge Robert Shelby’s ruling that Utah’s ban of same sex marriage is unconstitutional revises an old argument that plagued past attorneys general. Just what is the worth of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars or even millions on private attorneys contracting with the state and what, if any, personal biases the A.G. in office might harbor that would influence the decision to litigate ad nauseam? Republ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58271686@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 15:37:34 MDT Julie Jason: Many variables can affect an executor’s fee http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58272206-79/executor-fee-estate-bank.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58272206-79/executor-fee-estate-bank.html.csp">Julie Jason: Many variables can affect an executor’s fee</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Julie Jason</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> King Features</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-08T14:56:02.342-06:00">Updated Aug 8, 2014 02:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Should you discuss executor fees with your lawyer? Two weeks ago, I wrote about how executors are paid in states that have a fee schedule set by law, such as New York. Other states, such as Connecticut, don’t have a set fee schedule. Statutory fees and fee schedules set by banks have the advantage of being definitive and certain, explained attorney John Olivieri of White and Case of New York. “It is what it is,” he explained. “But, like anything that is definite, the fee is arbitrary.” Two...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58272206@www.sltrib.com Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:56:02 MDT