Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Business owner was looking for a ‘fair shake’ from Swallow
Politics » Former operator of call center says he felt he had been treated unfairly by state.

< Previous Page

"[He said] as soon as you get 10 grand, tell me. We’ll throw it over to Shurtleff. You’ll get a round of golf and you’ll be good," Christner said, but he refused. "I just don’t do that."

Swallow’s campaign said Friday that he does believe moving consumer protection would help it operate more efficiently and effectively. Legislators have balked at moving the agency in the past and a spokeswoman for Gov. Gary Herbert said the division should stay put. Utah is one of 17 states where consumer protection is an independent agency.

At a glance

Online See document


Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Now, Christner, who didn’t expect his tape to become the focus of media attention, said he is doing some small Web design work and developing mobile applications for small and mid-size businesses.

"I’m just trying to pick up my pieces. I was ruined by the State of Utah," he said, explaining he lost almost $1.5 million from the fallout with his earlier client "and the State of Utah came in and put me out of business. I’ve lost everything."


Twitter: @RobertGehrke

Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment

About Reader Comments

Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.