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Published: Monday, July 1 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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embarrassed Utahn!
Salt Lake City, UT

"hopefully"???

Be as hopeful as you want, but the majority of Utah voters will not vote for anyone who doesn't have the (R) next to his name. Willful ignorance of the issues is the norm in my opinion.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Every candidate to major office received funds from someone other than themselves. If you're going to be fair when you accuse John Swallow of taking funds from "disreputable" people, then fairness requires that you list the donors to all the major campaigns and that you tell us how those funds were solicited.

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

If you rob a 7-11 and you make off with a few hundred bucks you're a common crook and you're headed for prison.

If you rob thousands of people through credit card scams, MLM and investment schemes and you make off with millions of dollars you're the Utah Entrepreneur of The Year.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

" Shurtleff, as state attorney general, did not vigorously and quickly hunt and shut down these white collar criminals."

And yet they'll vigorously fight to deny equal treatment under the law to same-sex couples.

@Mike Richards;

Actually, full disclosure of whom they receive every single penny they take in should be a given. If they're going to take bribes (this is just legalized bribery of elected officials), then we should at least know who is doing the bribing.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Mike, if you would actually read articles in DN and other sources, you would already know that much of the money and other values they received were not campaign donations, but . . . uh . . . something called bribes?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Mike,

When will you defend "right v. wrong"
rather than "R v. D"?

Irony Guy
Bountiful, Utah

It's not the donations on the scrubbed-down "disclosure website" that are the problem. It's the money that DOESN'T get reported, i.e., shakedown money and "in-kind" donations that the Shurtleff-Swallow axis solicited from these bad actors. The whole thing is shameful and if Mr. Swallow didn't have an ethical tin ear he would step down now.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

If like to ask some of the Swallow apologists a question:

If your daughter had been one of those pillaged by these ruthless and horrible businessmen and lost everything, would you be happy? Would you be satisfied knowing that these monsters had escaped prison by "donating to the campaign of Utah's AG? Would you think that Swallow and Shurtleff were just wonderful men if you knew that they had been spending time at condos owned by these monsters rather than prosecuting them? Would mike richards still consider Swallow just a victim of some liberal witch hunt if he saw folks like Jensen living in luxiry after stealing his daughter's bank account?

It is time to stop making this a political issue and to start prosecuting evil.

Swallow needs to go now. The question isn't whether he should be impeached but for how long Swallow and Shurtleff are going to go to jail.

Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

Good governance policy should be apolitical and it's ironic how the left wants to make the Swallow affair non-partisan when they are the most strident partisans in the crowd. Those who equate gay marriage with the current issue have spent too many hours on a horse.

RedShirt
USS Enterprise, UT

To "Blue" you and those that think the MLM's "rob" people are wrong.

Going into a 7-11 and sealing cash from the cash drawer is wrong because you forcefully take that money.

However, MLMs can and do exist because people willingly pay to join. They had a choice to research the business or not. They fell for the sales pitch, paid their money, then got burned, but nobody was ever robbed. Take a look at all of the timeshares, is that theft also? Timeshares can be purchsed for pennies on the dollar, but the initial promises make it seem like a great investment.

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

@Hemlock;

The comparison between the AG's failure to prosecute actual CRIMINALS, and their enthusiastic pursuit of laws forbidding LAW ABIDING citizens from equality simply show a pattern with these guys. A pattern of corruption and self-serving interest (it serves their political agenda to pursue anti-equality measures; that's what their supporters want, thus keeping them in office) to retain their lucrative public positions.

trekker
Salt Lake, UT

Some things are just hard to swallow in this case.

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