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Published: Saturday, June 15 2013 5:00 p.m. MDT

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Mainly Me
Werribee, 00

If any of this is true, he needs to resign and take his medicine. Dragging this out will only hurt his family and the state.

DN Subscriber 2

Consider the source before calling out the lynch mob... again.

This is from the same guy, described in the story as an "imprisoned swindler" Marc Sessions Jenson" who started making charges many months ago, so this is just another embellishment of his wild tales since his earlier accusations have not gotten him out of his own legal mess.

Before everyone pontificates and demands resignations (or worse) for Swallow, let the darn investigations already underway see if there is any truth to all these charges. If so, the impeach and/or convict away.

If the investigations show no illegal conduct, a whole lot of people are going to look really bad, unwilling to allow justice to takes its course.

As a falsely accused Secretary of Labor once said "Where does a person go to get their reputation back?" after a witch hunt like this turns out to be much ado about nothing?

Bountiful, UT

Kudos to the D-News for at least covering this story. Utah is a better place if it's not just the Tribune who uncovers this type of news.

The stench of Swallow's track record is remarkable. It remains to be seen if the GOP will impeach him, but at least the D-News is performing its role as a free press is supposed to.

South Jordan, UT

DN Subscriber: I agree 100% with you.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Sooooo... According to all the swallow apologists.... Everything is incorrect? Swallow hasn't done anything wrong? Wow just wow. How many more agencies need to find him guilty of crimes before you folks open your eyes?

slc, ut

DN Subscriber & BYU alum, Where I am from when you ask for a million dollar membership and a cabin, it is nothing more than a shakedown.

Bountiful, UT

I also agree with DN Subscriber. Why are we taking the word of a convicted felon who is trying to save himself as truth? Let's get to the bottom of the story before we draw any conclusions.

Springville, UT

Enough of this. The AG office needs to be swept clean along with reforms to make the position an appointed one. Campaign finance is tied up in this. Just as on the national level, personal interests drive elections and corruption is the result. Is this how we want our government to be?

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

I hope this daily airing of Republican dirty laundry...


sandy, UT

This has so surpassed the point of becoming merely a distraction for the AG's office. IOCC is right; Swallow, and his record have left a remarkable stench, which the GOP has allowed to permeate throughout Utah for far too long.

I, too, am glad to see that the Deseret News has decided to demonstrate impartiality and start catching-up with their coverage of the Swallow/Shurtleff scandals. Good job!

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

@DN Subscriber 2

"Consider the source before calling out the lynch mob... again.
This is from the same guy, described in the story as an "imprisoned swindler..."


Let's just ignore any accusations coming from other "bad" guys.
Because we all know that "bad" guys ONLY attack "good" guys, and never any other "bad" guys.

How about we investigate to determine the TRUTH, rather than ignoring the alleged misdeeds of someone because they happen to be a Republican.


Mr. Swallow is innocent until proven guilty. There may be many claims. Lets wait to see how substantial they are.

bill in af
American Fork, UT

As a state delegate, I never trusted anything I heard from the Shallow campaign. He is just more of the same arrogant attitude we had during the Shurtleff era. Time for the legislature to realize that Shallow can not effectively run the AG office and they need to act.

Sandy, UT

@byu alum. The attorney generals office has basically become a pay to play office and your assertion that he hasn't broke the law proves how void our state is of any ethics.

New to Utah

We have cases where elections were overturned which of course is what this is all about. Al Franken in MN won in a contested election where the Democrat Sec of State made no bones about his partisan desires. Christine Gregoire who lost the Governors race in Washington but had Democrat Judges unusual ballots found way after the election in King County and low and behold she became Governor. Democrats will do virtually anything to gain power and it is no different in Utah. Conservative and Republicans maybe falling for this same trick with a huge effort by the Utah Media to destroy Swallow. If he's guilty charge but if innocent exonerate. DM and Tribune and others are potentially going to cost the state of Utah millions and overturn an election where guilt has not been proven.

Salt Lake City, UT

"Democrats will do virtually anything to gain power"

See, this is the strange thing about you guys, you really think that Republicans, also, would not do virtually anything to gain power? You seriously believe that Republican politician are not just as drawn to power? If you do you are very naive indeed and have no understanding of politics and power.

New to Utah

The pressure is likely going to force Swallow to resign but he shouldn't. He should allow the process to completely play out.

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