Attorneys disagree whether phone call in Jenson case was a threat

Published: Monday, June 24 2013 3:36 p.m. MDT

"It was proffered to us that Mr. Jenson would provide relevant information, evidence and testimony related to each of these individuals," according to the statement. "In our view, the descriptive term 'key witness' more appropriately applies to one or more of the individuals named by Mr. Jenson as subject to his evidentiary proffers."

Torgensen said he asked Rawson to "please don't let my people get sideswiped" in Mumford's defense of Jenson. The prosecutors in the case are good people who are just doing their jobs, Torgensen said.

"All of us have been damaged by exterior fallout, and there's nothing we can do about it," Torgensen said. "I just don't want it to get to the point where I see people's careers are hurt unnecessarily. It's just not fair."

Mumford earlier this month filed a massive motion to disqualify the entire attorney general's office from prosecuting Jenson due to the allegations against Swallow and Shurtleff. The attorney general's office opposes the motion. A court hearing is scheduled for Aug. 5.

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