SHURTLEFF - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SHURTLEFF News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) A.G.’s office: Former Swallow and Shurtleff deputy placed on leave http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57796131-78/torgensen-swallow-attorney-lawson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57796131-78/torgensen-swallow-attorney-lawson.html.csp">A.G.’s office: Former Swallow and Shurtleff deputy placed on leave</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By tom harvey </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T09:36:52.738-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 09:36AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A top deputy to former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday during “internal investigations” into his conduct. Kirk Torgensen, whose name also has surfaced in outside probes of the scandal-scarred office, had previously been demoted by new Attorney General Sean Reyes, who had assigned him to run training meetings but gave him no permanent post. Reyes’ spokeswoman, Missy Larsen, confirmed Torgensen’s placement on paid leave “pen...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57796131@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:36:52 MDT New report raises new questions about Swallow, Shurtleff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57792545-78/johnson-shurtleff-swallow-john.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57792545-78/johnson-shurtleff-swallow-john.html.csp">New report raises new questions about Swallow, Shurtleff</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="2014-04-11T14:12:18.946-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 02:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">An unreleased report by a pair of House investigators delves into the relationship between Jeremy Johnson and former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow along with the role played by the federal prosecutor who was handling the indicted businessman’s case. The report includes a transcript of a recorded meeting between Johnson and Shurtleff, raises questions about the disappearance of potentially hundreds of other Johnson recordings and lays out a sworn statement from a lawyer w...</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> 57792545@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:12:18 MDT Defense argues ex-AGs have info that could clear Jenson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57754557-78/jenson-attorney-mumford-shurtleff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57754557-78/jenson-attorney-mumford-shurtleff.html.csp">Defense argues ex-AGs have info that could clear Jenson</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="2014-03-31T21:44:04.063-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 09:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Utah attorney general’s office’s decision to criminally charge jailed businessman Marc Sessions Jenson with fraud was politically driven, personally motivated and legally improper, his attorney argued Monday. And if given the chance to put former attorneys general John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff on the stand, defense attorney Marcus Mumford said, he’ll prove it. “Mr. Jenson has rights, and those rights include the right to due process. He is certainly entitled to know what evidence has been...</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> 57754557@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:44:04 MDT Jenson lawyer: Swallow, Shurtleff have info that could clear client http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57744955-78/jenson-sltrib-attorney-case.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57744955-78/jenson-sltrib-attorney-case.html.csp">Jenson lawyer: Swallow, Shurtleff have info that could clear client</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="2014-03-30T19:52:50.272-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 07:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jailed businessman Marc Sessions Jenson is on the hunt for evidence he believes will clear his name in the fraud case against him. The truth, his lawyers insist, is out there. And he wants a chance to unearth it — even if it means dragging former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, among others, into court. But acting Utah County Attorney Tim Taylor, who is prosecuting the case against Jenson, wrote in a motion filed with 3rd District Court last week that no such exonerating ...</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> 57744955@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:52:50 MDT Letter: Convictions of Shurtleff, Swallow on ‘Twelfth of Never’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730383-82/shurtleff-swallow-twelfth-begin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/57730383-82/shurtleff-swallow-twelfth-begin.html.csp">Letter: Convictions of Shurtleff, Swallow on ‘Twelfth of Never’</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T01:01:04.343-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Until the Twelfth of Never, and that’s a long, long time” is when Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow will begin their well-deserved prison sentences. R.W. “Dick” Palmer 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> 57730383@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:01:04 MDT Key Swallow deputy on investigators’ radar http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57708969-90/torgensen-attorney-office-swallow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57708969-90/torgensen-attorney-office-swallow.html.csp">Key Swallow deputy on investigators’ radar</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Marissa Lang</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and Robert Gehrke</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-27T18:43:25.418-06:00">Updated Mar 27, 2014 06:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There is a footnote nestled toward the end of the 183rd page of the Utah House Special Investigative Committee report on former Attorney General John Swallow. Almost an aside, the note draws attention to another person — a man who was a fixture in the inner circles of Swallow and his predecessor, Mark Shurtleff, and whose actions now appear to be under growing scrutiny. “In the course of its investigation, the committee learned that, in addition to Mr. Swallow’s deleted emails, a large volume o...</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> 57708969@www.sltrib.com Thu, 27 Mar 2014 18:43:25 MDT Key findings of House investigation into Swallow http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57672597-90/swallow-attorney-campaign-general.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57672597-90/swallow-attorney-campaign-general.html.csp">Key findings of House investigation into Swallow</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T22:31:40.344-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 10:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">— House report’s key findings Key findings in the Utah House Special Investigative Committee report include: • Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow virtually hung a “for sale” sign on his office door that invited moneyed interests to seek special treatment and favors. • Swallow allegedly embarked on a campaign to erase emails and wipe clean or dispose of data on electronic devices he used at the office and in his personal life. • Swallow provided “unique access” to St. George businessman J...</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> 57672597@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:31:40 MDT Dem lawyers ask feds to reopen Swallow, Shurtleff probe http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57576076-90/swallow-attorney-shurtleff-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57576076-90/swallow-attorney-shurtleff-sltrib.html.csp">Dem lawyers ask feds to reopen Swallow, Shurtleff probe</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="2014-02-21T11:14:27.779-06:00">Updated Feb 21, 2014 11:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A group of Democratic attorneys wants the U.S. Department of Justice to reopen its investigation of former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff, citing concerns about the adequacy of the previous inquiry. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the Utah Democratic Lawyers Council (UDLC) pointed to the findings by a Utah House committee of widespread lost, erased and missing data that had belonged to Swallow....</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> 57576076@www.sltrib.com Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:14:27 MDT