SWALLOW - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SWALLOW News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58393738-82/sltrib-com-commenting-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58393738-82/sltrib-com-commenting-http.html.csp">The Commentariat: A sampling of reader comments posted on sltrib.com</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T17:40:54.051-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 05:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">“Hi Trib. Any plans to increase the diversity of your lily white editorial staff? Yeah, didn’t think so.” — FreeCommunist commenting on the Sept. 10 Tribune editorial, “Police officers have to be multi-cultural” “The demise of the Trib is basically a Nauvoo Expositor redux, except the Brethren didn’t have the forthrightness to send the sheriff to destroy it. They let the bean counters do it.” — PTStonecipher commenting on the Sept. 8 sltrib.com article, “Judge won’t dismiss lawsuit ag...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58393738@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:40:54 MDT 2 telemarketers charged; both had ties to Swallow, Shurtleff http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58400464-78/christner-swallow-division-jensen.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58400464-78/christner-swallow-division-jensen.html.csp">2 telemarketers charged; both had ties to Swallow, Shurtleff</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Erin Alberty</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T15:07:38.766-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 03:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Prosecutors have filed charges against two telemarketers whose dealings with John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff have figured into “pay-to-play” allegations against the former Utah attorneys general. Aaron Vincent Christner and Ryan Scott Jensen each were charged Wednesday with two third-degree felony counts of violation of a cease-and-desist order. The Utah Division of Consumer Protection in 2011 ordered Christner and Jensen to stop telemarketing operations after they racked up $400,000 in fines r...</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> 58400464@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:07:38 MDT Missed it? See Tribune town hall on Shurtleff, Swallow scandal (video) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58393933-78/swallow-shurtleff-scandal-tribune.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58393933-78/swallow-shurtleff-scandal-tribune.html.csp">Missed it? See Tribune town hall on Shurtleff, Swallow scandal (video)</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T08:52:14.15-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 08:52AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">If you missed The Salt Lake Tribune’s town-hall forum Wednesday about the scandal embroiling former Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff, you can watch it here. The free event included a multimedia presentation with secret recordings — the same ones jurors someday may hear — and portions of Swallow’s only sworn testimony to date about the allegations. The panel included Robert Gehrke and Tom Harvey, the reporters who led the paper’s award-winning coverage of the scandal, along ...</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> 58393933@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:52:14 MDT Utah’s ex-A.G. Shurtleff asks FBI, cops for all they have on him http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58398044-90/shurtleff-attorney-general-swallow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58398044-90/shurtleff-attorney-general-swallow.html.csp">Utah’s ex-A.G. Shurtleff asks FBI, cops for all they have on him</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="2014-09-10T21:48:20.175-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 09:48PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff wants the FBI and the Utah Department of Public Safety to hand over everything they have on him, several former co-workers and the men he is accused of bribing. In a motion filed in 3rd District Court on Wednesday, Shurtleff’s attorney Rick Van Wagoner outlines 30 specific requests for evidence and case files he believes will be relevant and helpful in defending Shurtleff against the 10 felonies with which the state’s former top prosecutor has been ch...</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> 58398044@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:48:20 MDT Editor column: Public forum to probe Swallow-Shurtleff scandal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58378176-90/swallow-shurtleff-sltrib-scandal.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58378176-90/swallow-shurtleff-sltrib-scandal.html.csp">Editor column: Public forum to probe Swallow-Shurtleff scandal</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Terry Orme</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-06T23:02:29.168-06:00">Updated Sep 6, 2014 11:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The John Swallow-Mark Shurtleff scandal is, at the moment, the leading candidate for Utah’s top story of 2014. The fact that two former Utah attorneys general are charged with 21 felonies and two misdemeanors between them raises vital issues about accountability, about how we elect government leaders, and how they should act while candidates and once they are in office. It’s a story, too, that has a long way to go before it ends. Swallow and Shurtleff are months from trial, where the facts of 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> 58378176@www.sltrib.com Sat, 06 Sep 2014 23:02:29 MDT Shurtleff wants to split his case from Swallow’s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58375675-78/shurtleff-swallow-cases-sltrib.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58375675-78/shurtleff-swallow-cases-sltrib.html.csp">Shurtleff wants to split his case from Swallow’s</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="2014-09-07T17:00:51.126-06:00">Updated Sep 7, 2014 05:00PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Embattled former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff wants to put distance between himself and his chosen successor, John Swallow. In a motion filed Thursday, the state’s former top prosecutor asked 3rd District Judge Elizabeth Hruby-Mills to sever his criminal case from Swallow’s and argued that the two, listed as co-defendants, should never have been linked. His attorney, Rick Van Wagoner, accused Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill of perpetuating a “myth” that the two former Republican 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> 58375675@www.sltrib.com Sun, 07 Sep 2014 17:00:51 MDT Tribune to host Town Hall about Swallow, Shurtleff scandal http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369388-78/tribune-swallow-scandal-shurtleff.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58369388-78/tribune-swallow-scandal-shurtleff.html.csp">Tribune to host Town Hall about Swallow, Shurtleff scandal</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-03T21:05:56.232-06:00">Updated Sep 3, 2014 09:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">How did a meeting at an Orem doughnut shop balloon into the biggest political scandal in Utah history? How did an attorney general who captured nearly two-thirds of the vote see his administration begin to implode a mere four days after taking office? How did his predecessor, elected three times as the state’s top law-enforcement officer, wind up accused of being a crook? Learn the answers to those questions and more Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 7 p.m., when The Salt Lake Tribune hosts a free Town Ha...</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> 58369388@www.sltrib.com Wed, 03 Sep 2014 21:05:56 MDT Utah attorney general candidates focus on public trust http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58355720-90/reyes-attorney-general-office.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58355720-90/reyes-attorney-general-office.html.csp">Utah attorney general candidates focus on public trust</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MICHELLE L. PRICE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-30T22:28:31.895-06:00">Updated Aug 30, 2014 10:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">As Utah’s two previous top lawmen face charges of bribery and other crimes, the candidates running to replace them as state attorney general this year each promise to repair public trust and reform the scandal-rocked office. “It’s the thing that’s on the top of everybody’s mind,” Democratic contender Charles Stormont told The Associated Press. “They want to know, What are you going to do to make sure that can’t happen again?” Sean Reyes, his Republican opponent and the interim Utah attorney gen...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583557202014-08-30T22:28:31.895-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-30T22:28:31.895-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58355720@www.sltrib.com Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:28:31 MDT 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 Behind the Headlines: Mike Lee’s donors, FLDS trust evictions, UTA wants cash http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58297522-231/sltrib-com-lee-http.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogstribtalk/58297522-231/sltrib-com-lee-http.html.csp">Behind the Headlines: Mike Lee’s donors, FLDS trust evictions, UTA wants cash</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T09:21:20.553-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 09:21AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Sen. Mike Lee’s campaign asks donors if their contributions were legal. More legal allegations surface against Shurtleff and Swallow. The state-run trust managing former polygamist properties sends out eviction notices. UTA says it wants to boost service, but needs more money. And Salt Lake City explores how to deal with online ride-sharing companies. On Friday at 9 a.m., Tribune reporters Robert Gehrke, Nate Carlisle and Christopher Smart and assistant managing editor Dave Noyce join Jennife...</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> 58297522@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:21:20 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 Mike Lee to donors: Were your contributions legal? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289186-90/lee-johnson-campaign-swallow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58289186-90/lee-johnson-campaign-swallow.html.csp">Mike Lee to donors: Were your contributions legal?</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="2014-08-12T22:17:02.471-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 10:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A complaint alleging that former Attorney General John Swallow raised illegal contributions for Sen. Mike Lee’s successful 2010 race has prompted the Utah senator’s campaign to begin contacting donors, asking them to sign statements that they did not violate the law. The letters went out last week to a select group of donors who gave money around the time of Lee’s Republican primary victory over Tim Bridgewater in June 2010. The move was prompted by a complaint to the Federal Election Commissio...</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> 58289186@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:17:02 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 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 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 Trial set for Jeremy Johnson, four co-workers http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263922-78/johnson-sltrib-swallow-trial.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/58263922-78/johnson-sltrib-swallow-trial.html.csp">Trial set for Jeremy Johnson, four co-workers</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="2014-08-05T21:56:38.522-06:00">Updated Aug 5, 2014 09:56PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Three years into his criminal case, St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson finally has a trial date. U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Warner scheduled Johnson and four others from Johnson’s defunct I Works online marketing and sales company to stand trial March 2 on 86 charges related to alleged bank fraud. The Salt Lake City trial, to be presided over by U.S. District Judge David Nuffer, is projected to last four to six weeks. In setting a trial date, Warner pointed to the time that has passed since 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> 58263922@www.sltrib.com Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:56:38 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 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