Timeline: A look at the Swallow and Shurtleff investigations

Published: Tuesday, July 15 2014 1:50 p.m. MDT

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow leaves the Salt Lake County jail after being booked and posting bond Tuesday, July 15, 2014, in South Salt Lake City.

Tom Smart, Deseret News

November 2000 — Mark Shurtleff elected Attorney General of Utah

November 2004 — Shurtleff re-elected Attorney General of Utah

May 2008 — Defense attorneys for fraudster Marc Sessions Jenson question whether Shurtleff brought charges against Jenson as a favor to a political donor

November 2008 — Shurtleff re-elected for a third term as Utah Attorney General

June 11, 2011 - St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson arrested, charged with one count of mail fraud

August 23, 2011 — Jenson, already convicted of fraud in Utah, faces new charge in connection with a second alleged scheme

November 3, 2011 — Jenson sentenced for failing to pay millions in restitution in connection with a 2005 felony case

November 28, 2011 — Johnson arrested on a warrant for allegedly writing bad checks for more than $100,000 at a Las Vegas casino

November 6, 2012 — John Swallow elected as next Utah Attorney General

January 7, 2013 — Swallow takes office as Utah Attorney General

January 11, 2013 — Johnson accuses Swallow of helping to arrange a $600,000 payment to enlist Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in an effort to derail the Federal Trade Commission investigation into Johnson's Internet enterprise iWorks

January 14, 2013 — Swallow asks U.S. Attorney's Office of Utah to investigate him in light of Johnson's allegations

January 23, 2013 — Alliance for a Better Utah files unprofessional conduct complaint with the Utah State Bar

January 23, 2013 — Utah Republican Party says Swallow made mistakes in dealings with indicted businessman Jeremy Johnson, urges "common sense" ethics reform

March 6, 2013 — Federal prosecutors hit Johnson and four associates with an 86-count indictment for fraud

March 7, 2013 — Alliance for a Better Utah files petition with lieutenant governor's office alleging election violations

April 10, 2013 — Johnson, associates plead not guilty to 86-count fraud indictment

May 3, 2013 — Johnson files 39-page document in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas, claims Swallow may have been under federal investigation as early as June 2012

May 6, 2013 — U.S. Department of Justice Public Integrity Section takes over Swallow investigation from U.S. Attorney's Office

May 8, 2013 — Former state consumer protection director files ethics complaint against Swallow with Utah State Bar

May 10, 2013 — Lieutenant governor's office announces it will investigate three of 12 alleged election violations against Swallow, dismisses other nine counts

May 16, 2013 — Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings confirm criminal investigation into Swallow and Shurtleff

June 4, 2103 — Sutherland Institute calls on Swallow to resign from AG position

June 6, 2013 — Alliance for a Better Utah calls on Swallow to resign from AG position

June 19, 2013 — Utah House Republicans discuss impeachment proceedings and committee to investigate Swallow

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