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Published: Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:10 p.m. MDT

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one old man
Ogden, UT

There needs to be an aggressive and thorough impartial investigation into Shurtleff's conduct. This CANNOT be allowed to go unresolved.

Green River, Utah

Shurtleff and Swallow won't testify on their behalf and stand on the 5th. What are they hiding?

Iron Rod
Salt Lake City, UT

I am confused with this whole deal.

I thought the FBI cleared Swallow of any criminal behavior.

I would like some one to a complete investigation and if criminal charges are warranted then prosecute and if not they move on.

JoCo Ute
Grants Pass, OR

If Shurtleff does not spend time in jail, there is no justice in Utah. He's lied, taken bribes, dishonored his oath and used the good people of Utah for corrupt political and financial gain.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Grand jury time. This needs to be presented and special prosecutor established.

South Jordan, UT

@JoCo: Since when were you assigned to be the judge and jury in this case? I think the media just keeps this story alive. Jenson has proved to be wielding ongoing accusations and power from behind prison bars as much as he did in all his business dealings on the outside! Nothing in this article points to his misdeeds, only the AG office.

Kaysville, UT

There appears to be something rotten in a country when this appears to be in California, Nevada and Utah with 2 men inn high offices making gain and showing disdain for the law of the states and federal laws. RICO showed its affects in the court last week but not for our "gentlemen" of our highest elected law office in Utah. Thanks for these former federal people but if these men appear to have been cleared of criminal charges federally, there appears to be a problem there, also.

My house was stolen
Roy , UT

Too Big to Jail.

Salt Lake City, UT

As these allegations come down, there are not enough investigators in Sim Gill's office to investigate white collar crime. Sadly in Utah these crimes are not seen as law breaking. It's the good old boy network at it's best. Hopefully Utah will find the resources in truly investigate these allegations.

Bored to the point of THIS!
Ogden, UT

If these two "gentlemen" were Democrats they'd be heading to jail.

There are two double standards in Utah.

First there's the "good old boy" network, and second there's the "grand old party" network. These two are members of both networks.

Must be nice for them.

Springville, UT

@ BYUalum, a head-in-the-sand approach will never resolve this cesspool of corruption. IT needs to be addressed and dealt with.

Kearns, UT

The Lake Stink just keeps on getting stronger and more obnoxious in this case. Heads need to roll.

Woodland Hills, UT

A Grand Jury is needed on Mr. Shurtleff's involment.

Kaysville, UT

Having lived in Illinois for 9 years, this kind of problem exists due to long term corruption and all kinds of federal and state level officials end up in jail through trials. Not uncommon when there are people who stand up for the right.

Junction City, KS

The posts so far demonstrate the blindness cause by bias, for example…. We have a person from Oregon, expressing opinions on how Shurtleff treated the people in Utah? A commenter apparently oblivious to the fact that numerous investigations from multiple agencies have already been done and found nothing, finally we have a misinterpretation of the constitution that equates invoking the 5th with guilt, notwithstanding the fact that victims of witch hunts actually have very few other options. The ongoing "get Shurtleff" saga is amazing to me. How do the self serving and vengeful allegations of a convicted liar, carry so much weight with others. The only reason I can see that they would, is that they provide ammunition for those with predispositions to see evil and malfeasance where none truly exists.

Kaysville, UT

The attorney general in any state has an obligation to uphold the law and is at a higher level of trust then any other law official in the state. The current AG has chosen outsiders at high levels to review these situations. Utah should not rate law as less than Illinois or any other state. Political insiders in Utah believe they have an advantage and will do errors. to keep their power. We have a legislature and outside reviewers stating the court should look at this. If it requires a grand jury, if the AGs acted within their powers they should not fear.

slc, ut

Iron Rod. It is tough to put a case together when there is evidence tampering and obstruction of justice. IMHO it is time to call the Grand Jury and get to the bottom of this, regardless of where it goes.

Sandy, UT

They think they are insulated from and above the law.
They'll have plenty of time to contemplate it further in prison garb.

Former Utah Alumni
Orem, UT

@BYU_Alum, the whole effort to cast blame on a media frenzy lapsed several months ago, and several substantive reports ago. It is time to accept that fact Utah is not immune from pay to play politics, and seek that there be prompt resolution, including accountability, if necessary.

John Locke
Ivins, , UT

It is probably a matter of human nature from those of us of various political persuasions to immediately cry "foul," whenever a person of the opposing political party appears to be "getting away" with something which most people believe involved some ethical impropriety, and any criminal or treasonous activity.

And...it should be investigated, always. But, let's make it clear: This should apply evenly to both parties, including the President of the United States, and his political appointees, as well as the officer and officials of each state, including the former AG, regardless of political party.

Therefore, without guile, contempt, or having already come to a conclusion of guilt by association (that they are either a Republican or Democrat), I would like to see the law state that in such a situation, where a potential ethical, felony or treasonous act is believed to have occurred, a peer group such as Congress or the Legislature should be designated by existing law to investigate, and recommended for trial or not. It has worked in the past, but not at the federal level because it "costs too much."

Hard to believe that there is a price on justice.

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