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Published: Saturday, June 8 2013 11:25 p.m. MDT

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Cottonwood Heights, UT

Still missing the story. Jenson was a fraud and went to prison to pay for his crimes. where is the wrong doing on Swallow and Shurtleff's part? Perhaps its too confusing to me.

The perp is doing the time since he ripped people off. Good!

Heber City, UT

Crooks....each and everyone of them. What happened to the hard working, honest politician. Opps.....it is no longer the 1700s.....oh well. One would wish that folks had basic decency but not in today's world. It is a shame they can't be honest and save us all a lot of money and effort.

pleasant grove, ut

Glad that the d news has done a very informative article on this. It is a messy and embarrassing subject for Utah. But now it is apparent that the problem has to be taken care of, sooner rather than later. I don't think it looks well for us to just wait around hoping the FBI or the feds take care of it. Its our problem we need to take care of it in house.

Salt Lake City, UT

Why do I have such a slimy feeling when I read about **any** of these people?

Beverly Hills, CA

It is time for Swallow and Shurtleff to be prosecuted.

Most Truthful and Patriotic
Layton, UT

.....and yet, with all the KNOWN issues with Shurtleff in 2008, Utah re-elected him to a third term.

Utah voters: as long as we citizens (only party "activists") select the candidates, and as long as YOU keep voting for that one pa(R)ty, Utah will continue to elect the shoddy and obstructionists.

How many of you have the spines to stand up to Utah's status quo?

Howard Beal
Provo, UT

City Weekly did a detailed expose on this nearly a month ago? Where has the D-News been?

St George, Utah

It looks like we either believe a convicted felon or the past and current Attorneys General.
Sadly, I am inclined to believe the convicted felon.

Most Truthful and Patriotic has it right. As long as we keep Utah an overwhelmingly one party state and keep returning to office people with questionable abilities and ethics we will keep getting the Shurtleffs and Swallows.

Government Man
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Wow. Just reading this jumbled mess of corruption gives me a stomach and headache. What were Swallow and Shurtluff thinking? Both of these guys seem to have become corrupted at the core. It is definitely time for Swallow to resign or be impeached. This is a sad commentary on Utah Politics.

I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Salt Lake City, UT

Most Truthful and Patriotic,

1- 90% of my votes in the last election were Republican.

2- What I believe in religiously,, politically, philosophically, or in any other form of moral principle... is best represented in the conservative political base (though barely and in many cases not at all).

3- I refuse to vote party line or support someone I don't know, don't agree with enough, or don't trust to govern honestly.

4- I study everyone, including each judge, on the ballot very carefully. I study their rulings, bills, and activities. I also look at the choices they made that people found most critical. I do what any responsible, even respectable voter should. I research then vote honestly.


I just wanted to say that in most ways you could label me a conservative republican (though I wouldn't). I may be part of a crowd due to being 90% similar to them, but my goal is to follow God, not the crowd. I'm just saying I'm part of that typical Utah crowd you referred to and I do in fact have a spine. ;)

And I did NOT vote for Mark Shurtleff.

Kellie Wood
Orem, UT

"We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion". 121:39

CHS 85
Sandy, UT

@I know it. I Live it. I Love it.

"And I did NOT vote for Mark Shurtleff."

Since Mark Shurtleff wasn't on the ballot, why was it necessary to point this out?

Salt Lake City, UT

Utah is a pretty small state politically. Those who sit above the salt and see themselves as the elite know and interact enough that others knew of the trips and sleaze but said nothing, looked the other way, or maybe asked for the names of the big donors so they could contact them.

The silence from both sides is deafening as it appears this is the way both major parties raise money and peddle influence.

Some day the wheeling and dealing surrounding the move of the state prison from the present site to some other site will come out and we'll see other well dressed, well groomed men and maybe women trying to explain themselves. I am sure the grand-kids are proud. It's all about family you know.

DN Subscriber 2

Meanwhile, The repeated close associations between Barack Obama and convicted violent felon Bill "some guy in my neighborhood" Ayers are given a pass by nearly all in the mainstream media. Not to mention Blagoyovich and all the other cast of tawdry players in the cesspool of Chicago politics.

Such are the ethical standards of the "journalists" of the modern era.

If and when any actual criminal acts are alleged, charged, and proven, I will condemn Swallow, but until then this smacks of character assassination by a bunch of politicos.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Grand jury time.

I know it. I Live it. I Love it.
Salt Lake City, UT

CHS 85,

I won't get into this anymore than this...

I didn't say he didn't get my vote in the last election. I stated that in the last election 90% of my votes were republican. My only real point was that Utah Republicans are often generalized and I am a clear example of why such hasty generalizations are logical fallacious and cannot stand up to reason.

Beverly Hills, CA

Here is a novel idea, how about Shutleff and Swallow NOT have a COMPLICATED relationship with a convicted criminal at all. These two want us to honestly believe they stated at this guy's resort on accident? Of all places to take a vacation they just happened to end up ther

Twin Sister

Here is a little verse I learned in elementary school long ago:

"Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive."

All three of these "spiders" are getting more and more tangled in the webs of deceit they have spun with their flat out lies, white lies, lack of ethics, and self-centered motives. Eventually the truth will come out. It is time to hold all individuals involved in under-the-table, backhanded politics accountable for their deceitful practices.


What kind of person smiles for their mug shot?

Santaquin, UT

"What kind of person smiles for their mug shot?"

People like Marc Jenson. If you knew him you would understand.

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