$23,500 for consulting on a cement project that Swallow would have no expertise
on sounds suspiciously like a bribe to me.
I believe Utah deserves better than an attorney general whose chief clients are
loan sharks who prey on the poor (400% interest? 30% finance charges?). I wish
he would step down. I also wish Utah voters would do just a little homework on
the character of the individuals they elect to public office instead of just
automatically pushing the "R" button.
Panic and lashing out is unbecoming of an AG, and Swallow is panicking.Now
these guys are stonewalling the efforts of the committee.An honest
man has nothing to fear from the truth.None of this smells good. Not
a single thing.
This is becoming stranger by the minute. I think he needs to provide
information to the committee especially when he is telling us that he has
nothing to hide.
You protect your name and business by showing integrity and honesty. If one is
not guilty, documents usually protect those entities.
I have done nothing wrong, I have nothing to hide...Says a man
who 'mysteriously' looses data on his office computer, office laptop,
home computer, cellphone, and PDA.Has video and audio of
impropriety.And now has MORE former business associates who refuse
to cooperate with authorities.Nothing to hide?
I've heard that many of these Payday loan businesses are owned and operated
my members in good standing of the LDS church. Is that an accurate statement?
It bears repeating that Swallow looks for all the world like the "Black
Knight" in the Monty Python movie.They cut off his arm, and yet he
stands-- defiantly.They lop off his other arm, and he curses and
challenges his assailants.The off a leg and he curses them and dares them
to fight.They cut off his other leg-- and he continues to flail, screams
and continues to spew defensively.That's our guy.
Ir Mr. Swallow had not "lost" his emails, this would have not been
Lots of comments about lost emails, but the story is about an unrelated business
which is objecting to an overly broad fishing expedition into their records
totally unrelated to anything that Swallow did. It is the right of anyone to
challenge overly broad subpoenas, especially when they are not being accused of
any misconduct themselves.These comments are proof that the constant
drumbeat of negative media attention has convinced a lot of people that Swallow
is some sort of evil monster who kicks puppies or something, and must therefore
be guilty of any wild accusation that political enemies or convicted felons make
about him.Swallow cannot get justice in this state at this point.
And the people outraged at him really don't even read what the stories
related to the witch hunt investigations actually say.
DN Subscriber 2:Swallow doesn't come across as a monster who
kicks puppies. But he definitely comes across as someone trying hard to hide
information. His own actions are what makes him seem so suspicious. I'm trying hard to filter out all the innuendo and just use facts. And so
far, Swallow doesn't come across as being very clean. If he
honestly doesn't feel like he can get a fair shake, he still has the option
of resigning, which would also happen to save taxpayers millions in legal fees.
He could then get on with his life in the private sector, out of the media eye.
Interesting to note that the chair of the state republican party is a payday
pay day loans are like a deal with the devil many will never be out of debt,
with the former illegal amount of interest they charge.
Payday loans fall into the same category as taxes on the ones that can least
afford it, sort of like lotteries are taxes on the poor, no matter where they
are. When we lived in Illinois, Missouri didn't have the lottery, yet.
The supporters pushed for it and said it would be for educational purposes.
Sort of like how Obamacare got passed, pass it then read the law. It has been 3
1/2 years since signed and it will take another 10 years to figure out if there
was any truth in what was said, then and now. Truth has been changed to lies
and lies to truth with politicians and appears both are attorneys.
Sorry DN Subscriber 2,You are one of the few voices left here trying
to defend the AG and you are grasping at straws to do it. The company lawyers
claims that the subpoena is "overly broad" and is a "fishing
expedition." Of course they are going to say that.Here's
the problem: Swallow represented this company. It is tied to Rawle, who was
tied to the very fishy cement company deal in Nevada, from which Swallow took
over $23,000 for "consulting," then had the company transferred to his
wife's name to hide the whole thing.I'm under the
impression that the Legislative committee and their counsel have more
information than you about what they are looking for within the documents they
seek. The courts can decide if the subpoena is overly broad.The
fact that so much electronic information is missing that is forcing the
committee to look around for what it may have contained, and the belligerence
and bellicose attitude of the AG towards the investigation on KSL the other day,
leads me more and more to believe he is hiding things.
For those straight ticket voters within Utah, don't forget the current
governor acknowledged knowing about Swallow's pending difficulties prior to
the election and decided not to inform the electorate.
Again, I remind all of you of Richard Milhouse Nixon... he made the same
arguments, had some tapes go missing and finally resigned in disgrace.He
said "I am not a crook."Swallow says "I have done nothing
wrong."Both situations have the same smell.Time to resign
Mr Nixon ahhhhh, sorry, Mr Swallow.