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Swallow later returned the money and asked to be paid from a different account. He did not disclose the payment or his role in the consulting company on his financial disclosure.
Swallow has contended he didn’t need to disclose the arrangement and that it complied with rules regarding outside employment.
His predecessor, former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, who handpicked Swallow as his successor, said he didn’t know about the consulting deal or Swallow’s involvement with Johnson. He said that, while the consulting work complied with the office’s rules, he didn’t believe it was a good idea.
Lee Davidson contributed to this story.
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