John Swallow Political Cesspool via Salt Lake City Weekly. Here's the blockbuster lede:
Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office [today] arrested Tim Lawson, a fundraiser, political fixer and ally to Utah Attorneys General John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff, on six felony charges, including obstruction of justice, threatening a witness and failing to pay taxes on roughly $120,000 he received in payments from Marc Sessions Jenson, a businessman convicted of securities fraud who used Lawson to gain access to Shurtleff and Swallow.Read up, folks:
A Weber County Forum Tip O' the Hat to Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill for doggedly following up his office's "ongoing investigations," and conscientiously "bringin' on" these charges.
Sodden question: With "multiple arrests to be made in the ongoing investigation," which other miscreant(s) will be frog-marched next?
Take a wild guess, O Gentle Ones.
Update 12/13/13 6:00 a.m.: The Trib's Robert Gehrke has more on this story. Turns out that it's both Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings jointly bringing forth these 3d District Court felony charges:
- Scandal’s first charges: Shurtleff’s ‘fixer’ slapped with six felonies
- The six charges against Tim Lawson
This whole story reads like a a cheesy dime-novel, dunnit?
We'll be standing by, eagerly awaiting the next upcoming perp-walk.