Ex A.G.s Mark Shurtleff, John Swallow face civil lawsuit over Bank of America case

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 12:59 p.m.

    Swallow's campaign supported 100 percent by his predecessor was to get his anti-federal supporters on board even with comments negative against the Governor and federal versus state lands. No mention about campaign financing from less than desirable donors and methods,or Krispy Kreme interviews across the street from the convention. Delegates were inundated by the various Eagle Forum and Tea-Party Republicans pushing their wares that day. The Chris Stewart campaign on stage and the electronic voting with untested use was quite a convention with the known potential problems let alone the unknown withheld information from the AG Shurtleff on trips with his successor to exquisite resort type areas.

    The federal government has some problems but it is not as unexpected as this was in 2012 with the President's truth in action such as Benghazi. At least in this case, some information is surfacing as they can't keep the information hidden for national security purposes.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 13, 2014 6:56 a.m.

    Efforts were made by some of the delegates that worked in The AG's office and supporting other candidates but to no avail with Mr. Shurtleff's personal and glowing report on all the John had and would do for the State, legally and with honor. Delegates are swayed by politicians in office with the hand-picked successors. Mr. Shurtleff was pushing for John through all kinds of investigations to the day of elections. He must have wanted John elected for some reason. Was it their past associations and John's ability to swing deals. The tangled web is entangled with money deals and promises at Utah's expense and good people.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Aug. 12, 2014 9:46 p.m.

    Nothing is good when Johnson and Swallow meat in a donut shop.

    At least Johnson at the decency to buy a dozen donuts when they were done.

  • AGF Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 12, 2014 8:53 p.m.

    And somehow Utah didn't make it into the top 10 most corrupt state governments. If it doesn't deserve it the U.S. is in trouble. --AGF

  • FreedomFighter41 Provo, UT
    Aug. 12, 2014 7:01 p.m.

    I remember when redshirt and 2 bits attacked me for bringing up how my aunt was taken advantage of by Bank of America and how she lost her house. I remember them blaming her for losing her home instead of the illegal activity that occurred inside of our AG's office and in doughnut shops that permitted people like my aunt to be ripped off.

    Where are the Swallow/Shurtleff defenders now? Why are they suddenly so silent? Time to be accountable and admit that you were wrong.

  • Cherilyn Eagar Holladay, UT
    Aug. 12, 2014 6:04 p.m.

    This is getting more hyped and disgusting every day, first the political profiteers in the state legislature desperately distancing themselves from a media-driven scandal, and now the private opportunists swarming like vultures circling their prey.

    At the end of the day, in the Book I believe in, we will all be accountable to a much higher Judge in the Highest Court of All. I hope that we will all be as forgiven as we are forgiving. I do believe that Truth will prevail.

  • rik-nell San Mateo, CA
    Aug. 12, 2014 4:48 p.m.

    True - very difficult on these men. Supposedly the U.S. Attorney is fueling this due to extreme differences of opinion.

  • bill in af American Fork, UT
    Aug. 12, 2014 3:50 p.m.

    The story is getting worse. Why didn't the state delegates see that Swallow was just a Shurtleff clone. As a moderate, I supported Reyes 100% after vetting the candidates. Seems like the caucus system is letting us down when the far right tries to control politics for us all. Swallow only got elected in the first place because of the Eagle Forum.

  • SharpHooks Lake Sammamish, WA
    Aug. 12, 2014 1:55 p.m.

    It's not getting any easier for these two.