Investigators seized $10K in cash from Swallow's Sandy home
$10,000 in cash. A plane ticket. What's suspicious about that?
I'm no Swallow fan, but my reaction is, So what?I've probably
got $3,000 in cash in my home. Is that some sort of crime?
No big Swallow fan here either. I wonder if they were this diligent in trying
to track down the missing IRS email?
The cash and plane ticket were found in the homes of two different individuals.
It is hard to draw conclusions and rush to judgement as to wrong doing from this
evidence. Let them have their time in court and do not create purely subjective
Did it have an invoice for 400% interest with it?
The deseret news isn't reporting the entire story.Go to the
trib to see the rest.I would send you the link if I could. Just look
up the trib's main page. Here's what it says:"Former
Utah Attorney General John Swallow tooled around the streets of St. George in
Jeremy Johnson’s Ferrari, and his predecessor, Mark Shurtleff, used the
embattled businessman’s plane to jet to New York to shuttle a TV actor to
a charity event, according to search warrants on their Sandy homes unsealed
Monday.The new court documents show that officers seized a long list
of computers, digital storage devices, camcorders, digital cameras, iPods and
CDs, along with boxes of documents, from the homes of Shurtleff, Swallow and
Renae Cowley, who worked as a staffer for both men. They also took more than
$10,000 in cash from Swallow’s home.The warrants also point to
a growing list of potential crimes that law enforcement is investigating,
including bribery, evidence tampering, falsifying government records, gift
violations and obstruction of justice."
Sounds like they are following the money.That is always a good technique when
investigating public servants accused of serving themselves.
I've gone from 'This is an unfortunate situation for all' to
'Could this get any uglier?'. Two things I've learned here:1. The mixture of being enemies with the District Attorney and the press
is a BAD combo.2. Having any sort of public profile come with some major
inherited risk.Conclusion: Maintain a modest life and out of the way
of the DA
As Swallow sinks further I find myself amused thinking back when he ran for
office and said he was a Reagan Republican.
@ Just Say No To Bo:Good thing you didn't print your address in
Mapleton. A lot of home break-ins take place with the expectation for a lot less
than $3k. It's doubtful that many people keep that much cash sitting
around. My sincere complements to you if you live in an economic category where
that's considered petty cash. That aside, but with home
burglaries still in mind, I don't know of anyone who keeps over $10,000
cash in their home nowadays... unless it's a fusty old-timer left over from
the Great Depression days who still doesn't trust banks... or unless
it's questionable source money. But in and of itself, that's not
illegal, as you stated.We'll all have to wait and see how and
if all these items taken together create a more telling story of evidence. They
may or may not. But combined with previous evidence and happenings reported in
previous articles, some of these items definitely do add to the mounting
suspicions regarding these people... especially Swallow who was forced under
heavy suspicion to resign. The story and suspicions keep getting
deeper. Intrigue worthy of a novel.
@Dixie Dan:Is that a comment about Swallow, or about Reagan?
I generally have less than $20 in cash at my house between a loose change jar
and a few bills in my pocket. Why would you hold $3,000 in cash at your house,
let alone more than $10k? You just don't do that unless you want to keep
it all off the record.
I'm curious what is meant by this statement from the article: "several
journals including one with a picture of Jesus on the front cover".Why is it noteworthy that one of the journals had a picture of Jesus on the
cover? Is it the irony? Many people who say they follow Jesus have fallen into
serious sin. Many people who say they follow Jesus really don't -
they're just putting on a show. I just found the decision to write this
sentence to be....curious.
Go Sim Gill !!! Its about time somebody gets to the truth of these matters !!
The $10,000 and plane ticket sound as if it is from the Law and Order series.
These type or stories almost sound real and could become part of Lawless and
Orderless in Utah or on capital hill or Capitol Hill. As Jack Webb used to say,
"The names have been changed to protect the innocent."We
live in interesting times, sort of like the Helaman and Alma times when the
judges or attorneys were running the government and the Chief Judges got changed
out one by one. History repeats itself, sort of like other stories in the paper
Dixie Dan -" . . . he said he was a Reagan Republican."Well, isn't he?The Reagan Administration is known for
numerous dirty dealing, such as trading arms to our enemies in Iran and
bringing illegal shipments of cocaine into major American Cities to get money to
fund the Contras.Swallow's misdeeds are small potatoes
Oh that we had this SWAT team working in Washington D.C. at the Justice
Department, the IRS, State Department, and the White House!
As I read this stuff I feel like I fell down the rabbit hole. . . it just get
curiouser and curiouser. Welcome to the wacky world of one party politics in
"As I read this stuff I feel like I fell down the rabbit hole. . . it just
get curiouser and curiouser. Welcome to the wacky world of one party politics in
Utah."Detroit, New York, L.A., Chicago...don't travel much,
@BSR;My thoughts exactly.
I thought Swallow was in financial distress. Why the large amount of cash?
Keeping large amounts of cash at home is not a common practice. Why is the
Davis County Atty involved? I thought they both lived in Sandy. Just
@GiuseppeG...One wonders how much would get accomplished in our country if you
gave our President as much rope as you give these two accused criminals.
Driving a Ferrari is a crime? It seems more like a travesty.
Well at least they will get free pensions and government (taxpayer) supported
health care fir the rest of their lives....
Seems to me that Sim Gill is 1 for 1 and about to go 2 for 2 on charging public
officials who ought to be charged for crimes.Can he run for AG?
He's a Democrat and I'm a Republican (at least that's what my
voter registration says), but if an election were held today and he was running,
I'd vote for him over Sean Reyes or anyone else I know about. Seems
he's actually doing his job.
10 K hardly buys a tank of gas anymore. You'd need all of it to fill up
the tank of that houseboat mentioned (recently auctioned off for $125K). It has
a 600 + gallon gas tank. Gas on the lake at POWELL ain't cheap.:)Total speculation, but it's more likely that Swallow had that money
around in cash in fear of his bank accounts being seized or shut down by any of
several agencies or collectors. Sad story for both these men and their families.
Interesting.For what kind of "emergencies" does an attorney
and politician, or ex-attorney and ex-politician, keep that kind of folding cash
and an airline ticket (to where?) around?I do question supposedly
professional law enforcement officials pointing guns and a laser sight at a 17
year old girl in this situation, which would traumatize her and could have led
to a tragedy.