SHURTLEFF - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SHURTLEFF News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) FBI head says agents followed the facts in Swallow-Shurtleff probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314357-78/fbi-comey-investigation-department.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58314357-78/fbi-comey-investigation-department.html.csp">FBI head says agents followed the facts in Swallow-Shurtleff probe</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="2014-08-19T22:05:07.654-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 10:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The director of the FBI didn’t shine any light Tuesday on the federal law enforcement split over the investigation of the two former Utah attorneys general who face criminal charges in state court. FBI Director James Comey, during a visit to Salt Lake City, declined to answer a question on why the FBI had remained part of the investigation while the Department of Justice bowed out in September 2013, less than a year after jumping in. The Justice Department withdrawal left agents and local prose...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58314357@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:05:07 MDT The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58289300-82/sltrib-com-bank-shurtleff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58289300-82/sltrib-com-bank-shurtleff.html.csp">The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T16:41:40.244-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 04:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“There is no way that this scandal stops at Shurtleff and Swallow and I wonder if other Utah politicians will be investigated. People weren’t kidding when they said that the Utah government is for sale to the highest bidder.” — noname commenting on the August 11 sltrib.com article, “New suit targets Shurtleff, Swallow and Bank of America” “Apparently BoA [Bank of America] was ‘too big to indict.’ Time to prove its corporate personhood by having it executed.” — TheBoojume commenting on...</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> 58289300@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:41:40 MDT Editorial: Will suit show bank’s role in Shurtleff/Swallow case? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58292920-82/bank-shurtleff-swallow-america.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58292920-82/bank-shurtleff-swallow-america.html.csp">Editorial: Will suit show bank’s role in Shurtleff/Swallow case?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T11:32:08.382-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 11:32AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the pantheon of multi-level marketers, online-business opportunities and payday lenders who pop up in Shurtleff-Swallow threads, one name does not seem to be in the same league: Bank of America. As the second-largest bank in the country, the Charlotte-based financial giant is a different animal. No one from the bank is facing any criminal charges related to Shurtleff-Swallow, but the charges filed against the two former attorneys general have pulled the bank in. Mark Shurtleff and his protég...</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> 58292920@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:32:08 MDT Next court date for Swallow, Shurtleff pushed back to October http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58288380-90/shurtleff-swallow-degree-former.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58288380-90/shurtleff-swallow-degree-former.html.csp">Next court date for Swallow, Shurtleff pushed back to October</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="2014-08-12T21:01:44.059-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 09:01PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Embattled former Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff will not appear again in court until October after their originally scheduled mid-August hearing was pushed back Tuesday by more than two months. According to a motion filed in 3rd District Court earlier this month, Swallow’s attorneys asked the court date be moved to “allow time to review extensive discovery and analyze the time frame needed for preparation.” The two former attorneys general first appeared in criminal court Jul...</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> 58288380@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:01:44 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 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 A primer on Utah reforms to avoid Swallow-Shurtleff scandals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58251184-90/swallow-attorney-general-shurtleff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58251184-90/swallow-attorney-general-shurtleff.html.csp">A primer on Utah reforms to avoid Swallow-Shurtleff scandals</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="2014-08-04T10:11:40.865-06:00">Updated Aug 4, 2014 10:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">After he was arrested and charged with 10 felonies alleging he had misused his office, former Republican Attorney General Mark Shurtleff complained loud and long that the case against him was a politically motivated hit, ordered by Democratic Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill. Gill denied party played into the charges, noting they were made in conjunction with Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings, a Republican, and based on findings not just from investigators with the FBI and Utah Depa...</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> 58251184@www.sltrib.com Mon, 04 Aug 2014 10:11:40 MDT Behind the Headlines: Shurtleff/Swallow go to court, solar fee proposed http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58247127-231/sltrib-com-utah-solar.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58247127-231/sltrib-com-utah-solar.html.csp">Behind the Headlines: Shurtleff/Swallow go to court, solar fee proposed</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jennifer Napier-Pearce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T08:59:54.404-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 08:59AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow make their first court appearance. The Utah Public Service Commission considers a fee for homeowners with solar panels. Democratic senators throw their support behind a new national monument in Utah, to the chagrin of the state’s congressional delegation. Libertarians sue Utah over the Common Core. And the owner of a dog shot by Salt Lake City police turns down a settlement offer. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Matt Canham, ...</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> 58247127@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:59:54 MDT Letter: Let the Shurtleff/Swallow circus begin http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246488-82/shurtleff-circus-court-truth.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246488-82/shurtleff-circus-court-truth.html.csp">Letter: Let the Shurtleff/Swallow circus begin</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T08:35:02.45-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 08:35AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The court appearance of Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow is just the opening act of the Utah circus court. Said Shurtleff: “ They’re anxious as we are that the truth be told, and it hasn’t been told yet, and now I get to tell the truth.” Truer words have not been spoken. The truth has not been told. As the saying goes, “Confession is good for the soul.” In “Utah speak,” would that be “bearing one’s testimony”? Bill Revene West Valley City</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> 58246488@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:35:02 MDT Op-ed: Fix Utah’s “broken windows,” or we’ll see more scandal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246249-82/utah-shurtleff-judge-broken.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58246249-82/utah-shurtleff-judge-broken.html.csp">Op-ed: Fix Utah’s “broken windows,” or we’ll see more scandal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marcus R. Mumford</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T16:09:10.463-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 04:09PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In response to criminal charges recently filed against former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, many Utahns are asking: How could this happen? Acknowledgement: I’m not disinterested. I represent some of the principal accusers in those matters. I have also been litigating a class action on behalf of Utah homeowners against Bank of America for illegal foreclosure practices – a case Shurtleff allegedly attempted to undermine before going to work for the bank’s D.C. law fir...</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> 58246249@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:09:10 MDT Experts doubt Swallow, Shurtleff will be tried together http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224624-78/swallow-shurtleff-cases-jury.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58224624-78/swallow-shurtleff-cases-jury.html.csp">Experts doubt Swallow, Shurtleff will be tried together</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="2014-07-27T17:39:26.792-06:00">Updated Jul 27, 2014 05:39PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Much ado has been made about the ties between Utah’s embattled former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow. Swallow was Shurtleff’s top deputy and his handpicked Republican successor. The men have been widely accused of accepting gifts from and engaging with the same questionable characters. In text messages and emails, they refer to one another in familiar terms. On Wednesday, when the former attorneys general appear in 3rd District Court for the first time, they will stand before ...</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> 58224624@www.sltrib.com Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:39:26 MDT Op-ed: System that created Shurtleff/Swallow still here http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215815-82/swallow-shurtleff-system-campaign.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58215815-82/swallow-shurtleff-system-campaign.html.csp">Op-ed: System that created Shurtleff/Swallow still here</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Maryann Martindale</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-25T17:02:02.337-06:00">Updated Jul 25, 2014 05:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the wake of Swallow and Shurtleff’s arrests, the attention in most state media outlets has quickly, and unfortunately, pivoted from reporting on systemic problems to suggesting that, perhaps, the problems are not systemic but are, in fact, merely a reflection of a few bad apples. One story in the Tribune (“Swallow-Shurtleff charges: a black eye and silver lining,” July 20) went so far as to suggest that Swallow’s and Shurtleff’s arrests prove the system works. Perhaps. More likely is that the...</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> 58215815@www.sltrib.com Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:02:02 MDT Judge won’t make Shurtleff, Swallow testify in Jenson case http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215995-78/jenson-shurtleff-case-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58215995-78/jenson-shurtleff-case-general.html.csp">Judge won’t make Shurtleff, Swallow testify in Jenson case</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="2014-07-23T21:59:34.501-06:00">Updated Jul 23, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">For the second time, a judge has refused to order Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow to testify about the prosecution of a convicted fraudster, who has alleged that the former attorneys general went after him for resisting a “pay-to-play” scheme at the heart of a scandal that led to the arrests of the two former Utah politicians. Undeterred by the judge’s decision, defense attorney Marcus Mumford insisted there was more politics to the prosecution of his client, Mark Sessions Jenson, than the case ...</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> 58215995@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:59:34 MDT Letter: Shurtleff, Swallow really any different? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194360-82/investigation-shurtleff-swallow-bruce.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58194360-82/investigation-shurtleff-swallow-bruce.html.csp">Letter: Shurtleff, Swallow really any different?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:44.76-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As I have been watching the drama around the Shurtleff and Swallow investigation, I have wondered how many politicians could survive two years of intense digging by the press and at least $4 million of investigation by motivated government officials without finding something that could be considered a crime. R. Bruce Draper Sandy</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> 58194360@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:44 MDT Letter: Why bail break for politicians? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198151-82/bail-post-shurtleff-swallow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198151-82/bail-post-shurtleff-swallow.html.csp">Letter: Why bail break for politicians?</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-22T08:21:45.006-06:00">Updated Jul 22, 2014 08:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I appreciate and applaud the exemplary efforts of Sim Gill and his office in pursing the investigation of John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff. In the same breath, I am repulsed regarding Swallow and Shurtleff’s apparent “Get out of jail free card.” Both of these men have been charged with multiple felonies, and their bail was set at $250,000. Neither Swallow or Shurtleff were required to post bail. As was reported in the Tribune, “Although bail was set at $250,000 for each, both were released t...</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> 58198151@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:21:45 MDT Swallow-Shurtleff charges: a black eye and a silver lining http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58199236-90/swallow-charges-degree-felony.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58199236-90/swallow-charges-degree-felony.html.csp">Swallow-Shurtleff charges: a black eye and a silver lining</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="2014-07-21T18:40:27.113-06:00">Updated Jul 21, 2014 06:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The scene was unprecedented: Two former statewide elected officials — who swore an oath to uphold and enforce the law — jailed after being arrested and charged with a slew of public-corruption charges. Their alleged crimes, equally unprecedented, range from bribery to accepting rides on private jets and massive houseboats, vacationing in beachfront villas of a convicted criminal and lying to federal investigators about their dealings. The alleged conduct of former Attorneys General Mark Shurtlef...</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> 58199236@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:40:27 MDT Swallow, Shurtleff arrested, face 23 counts, up to 30 years prison http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58185969-78/swallow-shurtleff-utah-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58185969-78/swallow-shurtleff-utah-general.html.csp">Swallow, Shurtleff arrested, face 23 counts, up to 30 years prison</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Robert Gehrke,</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">BOB Mims, Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Matt Canham</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-20T10:01:24.221-06:00">Updated Jul 20, 2014 10:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the culmination of the most sweeping political scandal in Utah history, former Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff were arrested Tuesday and charged with a combined 23 counts that could land each in prison for 30 years. The two men were taken into custody at their homes without incident Tuesday morning and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail. Bail was set at $250,000 each. Shurtleff was released about 11:45 a.m. Swallow was let out about 12:15 p.m. Swallow, who was forced fro...</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> 58185969@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Jul 2014 10:01:24 MDT The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58187920-82/sltrib-shurtleff-com-swallow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58187920-82/sltrib-shurtleff-com-swallow.html.csp">The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:20:50.773-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:20PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“I’m pretty sure Nixon felt his only mistake was getting caught. I’d imagine Swallow and Shurtleff feel the same way. Pesky, persistent reporters in both cases, too. Were it not for the Washington Post, Gerald Ford would have never been president. And were it not for the Tribune, Swallow would still be in office. — Boss_Hog commenting on the July 16 Tribune editorial, “Shurtleff and Swallow will have their day in court” “Maybe they could name the new prison after Swallow and Shurtleff.” ...</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> 58187920@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:20:50 MDT Letter: Shurtleff protests, but he doesn’t deny http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198188-82/shurtleff-innocent-response-utah.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58198188-82/shurtleff-innocent-response-utah.html.csp">Letter: Shurtleff protests, but he doesn’t deny</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T17:33:43.442-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 05:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I follow the recent developments of the arrest of former Attorneys General Shurtleff and Swallow with amazement, as do all the residents of Utah. What got me was Mr. Shurtleff’s response after being released on bail. He makes several statements that the arrest was “politically motivated” and a “political witch hunt.” My response to that is “So?” I did not see anything in his responses that says he was innocent, that he did not do what he is being charged with. He only attacks Sim Gill. Mr. 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> 58198188@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:33:43 MDT Rolly: As ex-AG is booked, his Dem foe rises to Mormon temple leader http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58187160-90/shurtleff-attorney-richards-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58187160-90/shurtleff-attorney-richards-mormon.html.csp">Rolly: As ex-AG is booked, his Dem foe rises to Mormon temple leader</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="2014-07-15T22:29:38.109-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 10:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">While former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow were arrested and charged with multiple felonies Tuesday, another event not nearly as sensational and with far less public attention took place 40 miles north of the Salt Lake County Jail. The comparison of the two events, though, evokes a symbol in Utah politics that can’t go without mention. Reed Richards, the Democrat whom Shurtleff defeated in 2000 to become the state’s attorney general, was made a member of the presidency of th...</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> 58187160@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:29:38 MDT