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Utah has a long list of famous political scandals

Published September 3, 2013 10:55 am

From its first senator to more recent leaders, Utah has seen its share of intrigue.
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Investigations. Allegations. Denials. Special counsels. Paper trails. Secret recordings. And lawyers, lawyers, lawyers.

That's the stuff scandals are made of — and John Swallow finds himself smack-dab in the middle of a big one.

But Utah's attorney general is hardly alone. The Beehive State boasts a long line of political brouhahas — from a U.S. senator slain by his mistress to a Utah lawmaker toppled by a nude hot-tubbing escapade.

There are tales of sex, lies and audiotapes. And money, of course, lurks at the root of many political evils.

Just click on the headlines below to read snapshots of some of Utah's most famous, and infamous, political scandals.