SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities arrested two former Utah attorneys general who were targets of a bribery probe that stemmed from their cozy relationships with several businessmen during their time in office.
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill said John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff were taken into custody Tuesday.
Salt Lake County Jail records show John Swallow was booked Tuesday on four felony charges, including receiving or soliciting a bribe and misusing public money. Shurtleff was booked on four felony charges, three of which were bribery-related. Two of Swallow’s charges and all four of Shurtleff’s charges each come with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Swallow and Shurtleff’s attorneys did not answer after-hours calls Tuesday morning.
The arrests come more than 14 months after county prosecutors started scrutinizing…
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