SALT LAKE CITY — Reports that possible charges against embattled attorney general John Swallow could come as early as today is fueling speculation that he could resign.
Sources told the Deseret News that Swallow is considering the action with the expected release of a report from special counsel hired to investigated allegations of elections violations against the attorney general.
Two of the counts allege Swallow failed to disclose that he was an owner or manager of a consulting firm and that he received income from another consulting business. The third alleges he made false and misleading statements about his financial condition on campaign disclosure forms.
The lieutenant governors office hired the law firm of Snell & Wilmer as special counsel in July to look into 12 violations of state election law, which were brought by The Alliance for a Better Utah.
Ally Isom, a spokesperson for the Lt. Governors Office, said Thursday they have not seen the special counsels final report concerning possible action against Swallow.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.