Unsealed warrant reveals more text messages in Shurtleff, Swallow investigation

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 3, 2014 6:31 a.m.

    The legislature for 2 decades and longer has not tried to deal with ethics at all levels, along with the Governors and Attorney's General. The Democrats bring up the issue and the controlling party at all levels, even when a Democrat is the Attorney General that the discussion is only political. Do we want to be like the other states that have ethical and legal problems with their governmental leaders? We appear to be wanting to allow our state of Utah to do that, just a little at a time. Then in time it becomes a big deal and still no one wants to deal with it.

    The top Utah law enforcement elected officials are involved and some don't want to find out if it is actually criminal in Utah or not? The Federal officers may have said that there isn't a problem but they don't want to go looking in their "own" backyard. They have enough problems with their own Generals, Colonels in the military that are supposed to be the elite protectionists for us. For those that think a little sin here or a little sin there is okay, it is not.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    May 3, 2014 3:02 a.m.

    Slander and hate and badgering political speculations is not a legal unless its in a court of law or for a crime. There are no criminal actions or crimes against Swallow or Shurtleff so why are the democrates continuing this campaign of disrespect and inappropriate actions that have no bearing or meaning in the state of Utah? None of this public trail can be used in a court of law and its irrelevant unless its to prosecute new members of public service.

    This ongoing harassament waste of tax dollars goes to show that this team is out for blood and does not care who they slander and publicly harm anyone affiliated with the Republican party with irrelevant accusations.

    And what does emails of 2010 have to do with election violations of 2013? And who hired this team to investigate the entire republican party affiliated politicians? This team was appointed to investigate the election campaign of Swallow for the election in 2013 and found nothing wrong so why are they still impaneled and being funded to keep slandering political enemies if the democrat party?

  • mightyhunterhaha Kaysville, UT
    May 2, 2014 3:47 p.m.

    I say don't stp until there is enough to strip Swallow of all State Benefits. He should not receive a dime from the tax payers of Utah.

  • 2 bits Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 2, 2014 3:32 p.m.

    I wonder how long this investigation is going to go on.....

    and on... and on...


    I wonder how much it is costing... vs what it's worth?

    The cost can be calculated in dollars and cents.... but the benefit (politically)... is PRICELESS...


    I really don't see the worth of the investigation at this point. I think we know what happened.

    Does anybody remember what John Swallow is charged with?

    Investigators didn't think there was anything criminal... but there were ethical problems.

    Do we usually go to this extent to scrutinize ethics?

    I mean if there was something CRIMINAL here... I could see it. But there are no criminal charges. Just questionable ethics, and election-rule violations (which aren't criminal offenses).


    I hate to defend Swallow... but this is kinda becoming a snipe-hunt at this point.

    They already found what they were looking for. What more are we going to get for our money? Drag more people into the hole?


    I wish they would give back the money, and say they got enough in political collateral... they don't need the money too..

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    May 2, 2014 3:12 p.m.

    Grand jury should look into this.

  • pleblian salt lake city, utah
    May 2, 2014 2:45 p.m.

    It very well could be that Torgenson is a victim of circumstance.

    I mean, he either had to rat out his boss(es) and stunt his career, or he could try and ignore it and contain the damage. I've seen nothing (yet) that implicates him to the degree of Shurtleff or Swallow.

    That said, at the very least, I wish a prosecutor, of all people, would have the moral fortitude to stand up to improper practices within his own office.

    Perhaps Torgenson did and we just do not know it yet?