LEAVITT - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/LEAVITT News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Recording shows Swallow aide tried to keep lid on scandal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58037587-90/johnson-powers-swallow-leavitt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58037587-90/johnson-powers-swallow-leavitt.html.csp">Recording shows Swallow aide tried to keep lid on scandal</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="2014-06-07T19:15:43.813-06:00">Updated Jun 7, 2014 07:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Even in early 2012, a secret deal that John Swallow arranged to help embattled businessman Jeremy Johnson stay out of trouble with federal regulators posed such a threat to Swallow’s campaign for attorney general that his top strategist visited Johnson in St. George in an attempt to keep the deal under wraps, a newly obtained recording of the meeting shows. The ticking time bomb stemmed from $250,000 that Johnson and business partner Scott Leavitt had paid to Swallow’s former employer, payday-l...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58037587@www.sltrib.com Sat, 07 Jun 2014 19:15:43 MDT