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2013 John Swallow timeline

Published: Thursday, Nov. 21 2013 4:25 p.m. MST

Embattled Utah Attorney General John Swallow announces his resignation at the Capitol in Salt Lake City on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013.

Laura Seitz, Deseret News

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• Jan. 7 — John Swallow sworn in as Utah attorney general

• Jan. 11 — St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson accuses Swallow of being involved in a plan to bribe a U.S. senator to thwart a Federal Trade Commission investigation into Johnson's Internet marketing company

• Jan. 14 — Swallow asks U.S. Attorney's Office of Utah to investigate him in light of Johnson's allegations

• Jan. 23 — Alliance for a Better Utah files unprofessional conduct complaint with the Utah State Bar

• March 7 — Alliance for a Better Utah files petition with lieutenant governor's office alleging election law violations

• May 3 — Former state consumer protection director files ethics complaint against Swallow with Utah State Bar

• May 5 — U.S. Department of Justice Public Integrity Section takes over Swallow investigation from U.S. Attorney's Office

• May 9 — Imprisoned businessman Marc Jenson accuses Swallow and predecessor Mark Shurtleff of shaking him down at a posh resort in southern California

• May 16 — Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings confirm criminal investigation into Swallow and Shurtleff

• June 19 — Utah House Republicans discuss impeachment proceedings and committee to investigate Swallow

• July 2 — Utah House creates bipartisan nine-member committee to investigate Swallow

• July 23 — Utah Lieutenant Governor's Office appoints special counsel to investigate alleged election law violations

• Aug. 8 — House special investigative committee hires New York-based attorneys to conduct Swallow investigation

• Sept. 12 — Department of Justice Public Integrity Section declines to file criminal charges against Swallow and Shurtleff

• Sept. 19 — FBI confirms ongoing role in Salt Lake and Davis county attorneys' investigation

• Oct. 13 — Utah State Bar closes Alliance for a Better Utah complaint against Swallow without taking action

• Nov. 11 — House special investigative committee reports email and other data missing from Swallow's computer, cellphone and other electronic devices

• Nov. 21 — Lieutenant governor's office prepares to issue report saying Swallow violated state election law

• Nov. 21 — Swallow announces his resignation effective Dec. 3

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