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Tom Harvey

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  • (Al Hartmann  |  Tribune file photo)   Developer Terry Diehl smiles from a front row seat in the gallery in the Utah House of Representatives as Greg Hughes is sworn in as the Speaker of the House on the first day of the 2015 Legislature, Monday Jan. 26. Payments to Diehl during bankruptcy raise new questions about ties to Utah power brokers
    About two months after developer and former Utah Transit Authority board member Terry Diehl filed for bankruptcy in March 2012, the money began pourin...
    Updated May 23 2017 12:04 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah-based Vivint Solar to package panels with Mercedes-Benz batteries
    Vivint Solar announced Thursday that it is collaborating with Mercedes-Benz Energy to jointly offer that company’s batteries along with Vivint’s solar...
    Updated May 18 2017 09:03 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   More than 850 BioFire employees, local dignitaries and building contractors celebrate the opening of BioFire Diagnostics, LLC at their new home in Research Park in Salt Lake City on Wednesday. Utah firm BioFire dedicates new building to growing its disease detection business
    BioFire Diagnostics, LLC, whose products have drastically cut the laboratory time needed to detect and identify infectious diseases, formally opened a...
    Updated May 18 2017 11:28 am   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Employees work in the call center of Marcus by Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City Wednesday, May 3, 2017.  Goldman Sachs golden for downtown Salt Lake City
    When Goldman Sachs decided to move into consumer financing, it chose its Salt Lake City office to carry the operation that’s been up and running for s...
    Updated May 15 2017 03:15 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utah business deals rose to $19B last year
    Utah businesses had a record year of nearly $19 billion in deals and capital flows in 2016, nearly double the previous year’s total, according to a re...
    Updated May 15 2017 04:51 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Provo-based Vivint, best known locally for its sponsorship of the Utah Jazz area, now will have it smart home products displayed prominently within 400 Best Buy stores around the country. Vivint Smart Home links with Best Buy
    Vivint Smart Home is opening mini-stores within 400 Best Buy outlets nationwide as part of a new strategic partnership, the Provo-based company said T...
    Updated May 05 2017 07:53 am   |     |   Share

  • Ringleader in $33 million Utah mortgage scam pleads guilty
    A ringleader of a massive Utah-based mortgage modification fraud has pleaded guilty for his role in a scheme that federal authorities said involved 10...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:17 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes prepares to deliver the keynote address at a Financial Fraud Institute public event teaching citizens to recognize and avoid scams. The event was held at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Wednesday April 26, 2017. You probably won’t get your money back, so look out for fraudsters, officials say
    If your cash has become OPM, then it’s already MIA and almost certain to stay that way. Scammers rely on it — other people’s money — and when you turn...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 10:48 pm   |     |   Share

  • courtesy of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office  Jacob Keith Cooper Utah man charged with $65M fraud in California
    A Utah man is facing 18 charges in California for allegedly running an investment fraud scheme that may have cost victims as much as $65 million. Jac...
    Updated Apr 30 2017 09:27 pm   |     |   Share

  • Comcast offers Utah customers 1-Gig internet
    Comcast is launching its new 1-gigabit-per-second internet service Tuesday, making Utah the first where the cable company has rolled out the super fas...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 07:58 am   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Ed Catmull, president Pixar and Walt Disney animation studios and Disneytoon studios, lists with Josh James CEO/founder of Domo at Domopalooza 2017, at the Grand America Hotel, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Animation pioneer Ed Catmull wants the boss to get out of the way of creativity
    At 72, Ed Catmull has no plans to retire from his tower atop the world of computer-animated movies. While leading Pixar Animation Studios, which he c...
    Updated Apr 24 2017 11:35 am   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)   Former Utah Transit Authority board member Terry Diehl, a developer, is the subject of a state investigation into conflict-of-interest issues raised in a legislative audit. Developer Terry Diehl may be bankrupt and facing charges, but it looks like a pretty good life
    From a distance, developer Terry Diehl seems to have had it all. He lives in a $4 million house on nearly 7 acres at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Cany...
    Updated May 22 2017 05:33 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Nobel Prize winner Mario Capecchi fires up the crowds on Saturday in celebration of Earth Day. March for Science Salt Lake City and other leading scientific, academic, and educational institutions and organizations from Utah strolled up State Street to the Utah Capitol to highlight the benefit of science within society, and to encourage legislators to use evidence-based science in the policy-making process. Signs of the time: March for Science crowd calls for federal funding, denounces climate deniers
    They said it in signs:   “America’s Dark Age — 2017-?” “Science is not a liberal conspiracy.” “Beer, Coffee, Wine, MTN Dew. Thanks Science!” “Girls Ju...
    Updated Apr 23 2017 11:06 am   |     |   Share

  • Utah’s formerly fastest-growing company files for bankruptcy after federal raid
    High-flying Alliance Health of South Jordan has filed for bankruptcy in the aftermath of a raid by federal agents seeking evidence of possible fraud r...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 10:41 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  Tribune file photo)   Former Utah Transit Authority board member Terry Diehl, a developer, is the subject of a state investigation into conflict-of-interest issues raised in a legislative audit. Politically connected Utah developer, former UTA official Terry Diehl allegedly concealed $1M in FrontRunner project earnings
    A federal grand jury on Wednesday handed up a 12-count indictment against Terry Diehl, a politically connected real estate developer and former Utah T...
    Updated May 22 2017 05:33 pm   |     |   Share

  • Seminars: How to be wary of financial scams
    Like a transmittable disease, financial and consumer fraud continues to ravage Utah. But now regulatory and law enforcement officials want to apply so...
    Updated Apr 05 2017 11:58 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   U.S. Attorney John W. Huber announces an investigation into the Utah Transit Authority at a news conference in Salt Lake City, Tuesday April 4, 2017. Feds won't prosecute UTA, but agency must help in criminal probe of current or former officials
    Federal prosecutors have cut a deal with the Utah Transit Authority to refrain from bringing charges against the agency in exchange for UTA’s cooperat...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 10:04 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Steve Griffin  |  Tribune file photo)    A new Tesla service center and car charging station at 2312 S. State St. was under contruction in Salt Lake City in March. But the company’s plan to sell cars there was blocked by the Utah attorney general’s office, citing a state law. Talks are underway about a possible change to the law. Utah Supreme Court upholds decision saying Tesla subsidiary can’t sell its electric cars here
    In a 5-0 decision, the Utah Supreme Court upheld a state law that prohibits the electric automaker Tesla Motors from selling cars through a subsidiary...
    Updated Apr 04 2017 03:55 pm   |     |   Share

  • Utahn taking latest airline venture public
    Utah native David Neeleman is expected to take his latest airline venture, Azul S.A. of Brazil, public this week. Azul is the fourth airline Neeleman...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 08:11 pm   |     |   Share

  • Judge: Traffic Monsoon was a Ponzi scheme
    A federal judge in Utah has ruled that a company that purported to pay customers from around world for visiting websites or clicking on ads was actual...
    Updated Mar 31 2017 11:55 am   |     |   Share

  • Disruption guru Christensen hit with suit
    A lawsuit seeks to disrupt the guru of disruption. A former employee of an investment firm run by Harvard professor Clayton Christensen, famous for h...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 07:10 pm   |     |   Share