Judge denies Federal Trade Commission request to stay Jeremy Johnson case
Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News
SALT LAKE CITY — A judge denied the Federal Trade Commission's request for a stay in its case against St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson on Thursday.
U.S. District Judge Miranda Du wrote even a short stay could set the case back a few months.
"Further delay would work to prejudice the defendants, as well as consumers whose interest the FTC seeks to protect," Du said.
The FTC sought to postpone the court proceedings because of the government shutdown. Johnson and attorneys representing other defendants in the case objected to the stay.
Federal regulators accuse Johnson of bilking millions of dollars from consumers through his online marketing company iWorks. The FTC filed a civil complaint against him and several associates in federal court in Las Vegas nearly three years ago.
- Scam targets families of LDS missionaries
- LDS missionary Mason Wells returns home 37...
- Families need to know of dying decision to...
- Smithfield man stabbed father to death after...
- Arches National Park wants to ID those...
- Chaffetz attorney calls FEC complaint claims...
- Top 10 names that must be from Utah
- 7 crazy-awesome natural arches and bridges in...
- Poll: 66 percent of Utahns support... 51
- Top 10 names that must be from Utah 50
- BYU will buy Provo High School for... 49
- GOP's hard feelings over SB54 play part... 43
- LDS Church hires assistant church... 40
- Sen. Ted Cruz secures second Utah... 27
- Council approves policy banning dating... 26
- Report: Spending on charter students... 21