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Published: Saturday, June 28 2014 3:15 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Utah's good old boys network takes yet another hit. Excellent work Sim.

slc, ut

This is the first time I have seen the the possible charges against Swallow/Shurtleff. It is both large and impressive.

Kaysville, UT

Whether they are found guilty in a court of law, federal or state, their actions have undermined their office they held and the 100s of employees who are dedicated and qualified to oversee and prosecute real cases in Utah. The people in the State of Utah deserve better elected officials. However, the attorneys within the AG's office tried to tell state GOP delegates that at their convention when Sean Reyes had a chance to be the AG. However, I am sure there was concern of losing their jobs for supporting Mr. Reyes, an outsider to AG Shurtleff's hand picked successor he defended until election week in November.

Executives are skirting around laws with support from their attorneys and Attorney Generals at all levels of government. The courts and Legislative bodies at the various levels don't always defend the Constitution, either. That would be considered over reacting due to politics not sworn responsibilities, they put their hand to defend.

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Salt Lake City, UT

How did these guys get elected to public office? (besides lots of money)

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Mapleton, UT

With all that activity when did they have time to do their jobs?

Cottonwood Heights, UT

I am guessing the investigations will be wrapped up in mid-October, just in time for the November elections and Mr. Gill's re-election.

That being said - any wrongdoing by Swallow and Shurtleff should be prosecuted to the fullest extent possible. Voters need to wake up and do a little research about who they are voting for. These allegations were floating around before the election but were ignored by most, including many in the media. We also need to do more to encourage good people to run for office. It is sad that in so many races we have to choose between the lesser of two evils.

Woods Cross, UT

Let me see - 18 months, 15 search warrants, and the prosecution is still trying to build a case? Sounds more like someone trying to make name for themselves.

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