Impossible! Swallow told us at his resignation that he was innocent of any
wrongdoing.He ALSO re-stated that on the Doug Wright show.
And this is the same man the governor let stay on the payroll so he could be
vested in the retirement system. "Honest John" will now get a tidy
$12,000 per year for his work and laugh all the way to the bank. And to think
he still calls himself a "Reagan Republican!"
Does anyone else know who Mr. Powers has consulted with? Her has quite the
Hope someone has confiscated John Swallow's passport and is keeping a close
eye on him.He could pull a Edward Snowden type disappearance sometime
For those commenting on his "guilt"...would YOU rather be tried fairly
by the courts with lawyers? Or would you like to go on trial here in the D-News
comment section? That is what I thought.
I've always been suspicious of organizations with very ambiguous civic
sounding names like "Citizens for a Terrific Tomorrow" that have only a
post office box in Barstow as an address. I would think there would be more
regulation on these things especially when large sums of money are often
funneled through them.
@Dixie dan..Not if he's in prison he won't be getting
it.Not if he is proven to have gotten to that point via provable crime.See...nobody thought that the investigation would be so thorough, in spite of
lots of "lost" evidence that magically disappeared.....That $12k
pension is the least of Swallow's concerns about now.
Many of the "professional campaign managers" seem to have very low
ethical standards, great creativity to figure out new ways to stretch the truth,
diminish the truth, hide the truth, and blame stuff on other people. All while
keeping their client, the candidate, in a position for "plausible
deniability." Usually they blame stuff on the opposition, but given their
behavior patterns, I would not be surprised to see one of these campaigners turn
on their client if their own misdeeds were exposed.Swallow may have
been involved, or even the mastermind, but he may also have been misled by
someone who was supposed to know how to win elections LEGALLY.
To DN Subscriber 2The article states Swallow's staffer,
Crossley: "tried to persuade him not to take donations from the
telemarketing industry because it was "corrupt" and the money
wasn't needed to win the race.Crossley said Swallow was very
"hands on" in the campaign and had the final say on everything."If there weren't so many other people pretty much saying similar
things, I could kinda dismiss or wait to see what happens in court. However,
with so much evidence and lack of evidence piling up, this is way to suspect to
pass it off that Swallow was somehow a "victim." It's
very disturbing the state is having to go to such lengths to get e-mails and
data that should have been maintained on state computers.
It's too bad that the Utah Constitution requires so very, very little to
qualify as Utah A.G. and it's too bad that peculiar Utah affinity voting
makes it so easy to get him elected.The un-indicted co-conspirator
in all of this is the Utah affinity voter.
Poor, poor Swallow. All the pigeons seem to be coming home to roost, and here
he thought he'd cleaned the roost.
What bother me the most is that silly smirk on his face as he cried crocodile
tears..."I'm innocent""I've done nothing
wrong""This is a politically motivated attempt to derail
me""All I've ever want to do is serve the citizens of this
great satte."Nonsense....He wanted to serve himself and his
peers.How the (self-important) mighty have fallen.
Payday loan people include the GOP chairman. Mr. Wright had a lot of trouble
controlling the 2012 convention in April with the new Congressman and with the
Our judicial system appears to lack oversight for white collar crimes committed
by elected officials. The system seems to "reward" bad behavior and
does not recognize those who are doing a good job for the state. There is
always hope to wipe away the tarnish and bring back the public confidence in our
judicial branch of government. There could be more to come, the animals
tentacles seem to reach far and wide touching a huge audience. This could bring
more people to come out and testify especially when the heat is the kitchen gets
Is this "Proper Role of Government Education Association" one of those
501(c) types that the IRS targeted to audit for compliance that the ISSA
investigation called the IRS Obama scandal? Now that I have read
the details of how this PAC was created and how it was used to circumvent
disclosures and tax owed I am convinced that the IRS was just doing it's
job.Interesting that Shurtleff is being caught up in this
investigation as well. Shurtleff used campaign funds to pay off a $30,000
personal debt credit card according to the article.