Utah State Bar drops case against Attorney General John Swallow

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  • New to Utah PAYSON, UT
    Oct. 15, 2013 8:42 a.m.

    BYU Alum,DN Subscriber2 and other posters are intelligent enough to get that this is a Democrat Party and media driven witch hunt. Spencer Cox along with Ms Martindale are seeing potential political points by brutally attacking Swallow for all their bluster there is another side which the media does its best to ignore. Martindale's group was accurately portrayed by the Daily Herald as a left leaning group. My opinion is that it is a farleft group and likely funded by George Soros. I've lived in liberal locations and these groups pound the delights out of conservative candidates or office holders trying to take them down.This was a somewhat slanted article but the responses are beginning to show that citizens are beginning to stand up and say enough.

  • small town granny small town, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 4:48 p.m.

    It seems to me that we should be a little suspicious when a criminal accuses someone else! Criminals are really not too trustworthy, are they?

  • county mom Monroe, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 12:40 p.m.

    I sure hope that when this is all over, those that are guilty are prosecuted. If there are those that are bringing false accusations they need to be sued and charged also.

    Creating and forcing a witch hunt for political purposes is an evil we as citizens must never allow. Anyone who lies, especially for political gain must be voted out.

    How can we trust someone with the use of our tax dollars wisely, if they are liars and thieves?

    This applies to our highest offices.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 11:15 a.m.

    When a person such as AG Swallow is in his position, title, authority and experience as an Attorney and State Legislator and ran for the Congress, he knows what the rules and regulations are for dealing with people of all categories. He has sworn publicly and with the Bar that he will act ethically and with integrity in his dealings with the public and his clients. He knows the rules and regulations relating to fiduciary responsibility within his offices he has held and as an attorney.

    Sometimes people know and are experts in the law to get around the law and have just their integrity and honesty to deal with that may not be against the law. The appearance of evil with a person in public office takes away their efficacy as a law enforcer and pushing for making new laws.

    He has a higher law to maintain as then Chief Deputy Attorney General when he made many of his bad decisions. He made accusations against his opponent for Attorney General on his youth and lack of experience. Lack of experience, does that mean how to get around the law or have the secret brotherhood to back you?

  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    Oct. 14, 2013 11:15 a.m.

    The lawyers have decided to let their fellow lawyer off the hook. Imagine that.

  • Ralph West Jordan Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 7:55 a.m.

    Good to see the "Good ole Boys" are still in control!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 6:29 a.m.

    Ms Mardindale, We have a system of convicting someone on substantial facts, not what the public views in the media witch hunt says on John Swallow. He is a good, honorable man and will be found not guilty.

  • Tuffy Parker Salem, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 12:13 a.m.

    I'm not qualified nor am I privy to enough of the evidence to proclaim Swallow's guilt or innocence. I do know, however, that he showed incredibly bad judgement in his meetings, dealings and associations with those of questionable character.

    To call this a witch hunt is an overstatement as this whole situation would likely never have gotten this far had he been more disciplined in his behavior.

  • Pat Salt Lake , UT
    Oct. 13, 2013 10:19 p.m.

    I am not surprised that the Utah Bar dropped its case against John Swallow and that the federal government has refused to indict. John is an honorable person, and I feel bad for he and his family considering the trashing he has received the past few months.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Oct. 13, 2013 8:56 p.m.

    So far, the federal government and the state bar association have conducted thorough investigation and found no conduct warranting even an attempt at prosecution.

    However, Swallow's name and reputation have been permanently destroyed by endless media repetition of (so far) baseless allegations from a convicted felon seeking to cut a deal on his sentence, and from the head of Utah's Democrats seeking free publicity for his party and to defame all Republicans with a broad brush.

    I look forward to any Democrat winning a statewide office, and hope that Republicans have a long memory and will be unafraid to use the same political strategies to point out even the slightest hint of impropriety by a Democrat.

    Swallow's detractors need to be investigated with the same zeal as he has been investigated.

  • SP Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 13, 2013 6:11 p.m.

    Swallow is selfish and self-deceived by nature. He is willing to drag the AG office's reputation and the state's time and resources through a lengthy process so that he can keep his power. He wants to keep making deals and keep one step ahead of his half truths.