Saturday, August 09, 2014

Salt Lake Tribune: Host of Swallow Fundraiser Jailed, Awaits Possible Federal Charges

"They're gonna have to build extra cells onto the not yet built new prison by the time all this is done."

There's more "collateral damage" surrounding the John Swallow scandal, according to this morning's Robert Gehrke story, as federal authorities widen the prosecutorial net:
A businessman with a checkered past and ties to former Attorney General John Swallow is in custody in the Salt Lake County Jail along with his two brothers, awaiting transfer to U.S. marshals, potentially to face unknown federal charges.
Robert Montgomery, owner of Emmediate Credit Solutions, was arrested Friday morning, along with brothers Michael Chase Montgomery and J.D. Montgomery.
Jail records do not reflect what charges the Montgomery brothers face. Melodie Rydalch, spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Utah, said she could not provide any information about the case. A message left with the U.S. Marshals Service was not returned Friday [...]
In April 2012, Montgomery and then-Attorney General Mark Shurtleff co-hosted a fundraiser for Swallow, Shurtleff’s chief deputy who was running for attorney general, at Mimi’s Cafe in Murray. Attendees included a number of members of the online-business opportunities, or BizOps, industry.
Read up, folks:
As one Trib reader wryly comments, "They're gonna have to build extra cells onto the not yet built new prison by the time all this is done."

Comments, anyone?


formersaltlaker said...

Each story reveals more sleaze. Each arrest, I hope, will lead to changing the political structure here in Utah.

John B. said...

Maybe that is why the repubs are pushing a new prison. It will be their retirement home.

blackrulon said...

The silence from Gayle Ruzicka and the Eagle Forum on the charges against Mr. Shurtleff and Mr. Swallow and their associates has been curious.

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