Monday, April 28, 2014

Utah Policy.Com: Source: Prosecutors Readying Indictments Against Swallow, Shurtleff

Remember though, folks: Swallow and Shurtleff already have great lawyers already under retention

Tantalizing news from the politically well-connected Utah Policy.Com this morning, as heavyweight UP columnist Bob Bernich reveals that "local prosecutors" are finally about to bring in the long-awaited "heavy artillery," in re the: John Swallow political corruption scandal. Here's the lede, peeps:
Local prosecutors are on the verge of issuing multi-count criminal indictments against former Utah Republican AGs John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff, a source has told UtahPolicy.
Swallow, who resigned his post last December, and Shurtleff, who served 12 years as Utah’s top cop before retiring at the end of 2012, will be charged by Salt Lake County Attorney Sim Gill, a Democrat, and Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings, a Republican, after more than a year of intense investigations.
Both will face at least a dozen counts, a source tells UtahPolicy. A decision will be made this week as to the timing of the charges.
Also, a top AG deputy to both Swallow and Shurtleff, Kirk Torgenson, will likely be charged as well.
And Swallow’s top 2012 campaign consultant, Jason Powers, could also see half a dozen charges against him, the source says, unless he agrees to testify against his former clients.
Read the full write-up, folks:
Needless to say, Weber County Forum will be johnny-on-the-spot to update this story, once these "perps" have been properly "frog-marched" at long last.

Remember though, folks:  Swallow and Shurtleff already have great lawyers already under retention, so we won't go overboard on this, at least at this juncture.


Danny said...

This should dig up some really bad-smelling dirt. I can't wait.

Danny said...

This is a common practice. Take over a company, loot it, then let it die - all totally unethical yet completely legal. You can see other examples of this practice in the video, "When Mitt Romney Came to Town."

blackrulon said...

If the Utah legislature had gotten away with gutting GRAMA laws would these upcoming indictments have been possible?

Ray said...

It'll be interesting to see what other snakes shake out of the tree! I think the legislatures investigation was more to protect their own butts than get to the truth. Perhaps the thieves will sell out their cronies for reduced sentences.

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