the results of any investigation in this matter needs to be made public quickly.
the citizens have a right to know how their elected official have behaved while
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.
@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.
They think they are insulated from and above the law.They'll have
plenty of time to contemplate it further in prison garb.
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.
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
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.
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
A Grand Jury is needed on Mr. Shurtleff's involment.
The Lake Stink just keeps on getting stronger and more obnoxious in this case.
Heads need to roll.
@ BYUalum, a head-in-the-sand approach will never resolve this cesspool of
corruption. IT needs to be addressed and dealt with.
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.
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
Too Big to Jail.
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.
@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.
Grand jury time. This needs to be presented and special prosecutor established.
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.
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.
Shurtleff and Swallow won't testify on their behalf and stand on the 5th.
What are they hiding?
There needs to be an aggressive and thorough impartial investigation into
Shurtleff's conduct. This CANNOT be allowed to go unresolved.