Sim Gill http://kuer.org en Former Utah Attorneys General Swallow and Shurtleff Arrested http://kuer.org/post/former-utah-attorneys-general-swallow-and-shurtleff-arrested <p>Utah officials have arrested former Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow on multiple state felony charges.</p><p>The state charges against the former attorneys general come after a two year investigation by the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office, the Davis County Attorney’s office, the FBI, and the Utah Department of Public Safety. Swallow was charged with 11 felonies including tampering with evidence, misuse of public money, and receiving or soliciting a bribe. Shurtleff was charged with 10 felonies including tampering with a witness, and obstructing justice.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:50:51 +0000 Brian Grimmett 49299 at http://kuer.org Former Utah Attorneys General Swallow and Shurtleff Arrested Sim Gill Seeks Re-Election as Salt Lake County District Attorney http://kuer.org/post/sim-gill-seeks-re-election-salt-lake-county-district-attorney <p></p><p>Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says he’s got a lot of work left to do in the office. That’s why he announced today he’s seeking re-election.&nbsp;</p><p>The Democrat says in his last term he jealously guarded taxpayer dollars, balanced four budgets and dramatically reduced annual debt.</p><p>“These efficiencies are saving hundreds thousands of dollars each year for the Salt Lake County taxpayer,” Gill says. “Daily we do more with less waste in more efficient ways.”</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 21:30:37 +0000 Whittney Evans 43573 at http://kuer.org Sim Gill Seeks Re-Election as Salt Lake County District Attorney Salt Lake County District Attorney Files Charges Against Tim Lawson, Shurtleff's "Fixer" http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-county-district-attorney-files-charges-against-tim-lawson-shurtleffs-fixer <p>The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s office and the Davis County Attorney’s office have filed six felony charges against Timothy Lawson. Lawson is an associate of Former Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow and is sometimes referred to as a “Fixer.” Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says the charges suggest Lawson engaged in consistent criminal activity.</p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 23:39:48 +0000 Brian Grimmett 39483 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake County District Attorney Files Charges Against Tim Lawson, Shurtleff's "Fixer" Investigations Continue Despite Swallow's Resignation http://kuer.org/post/investigations-continue-despite-swallows-resignation <p>Several investigations into Utah Attorney General John Swallow will continue to move forward despite his resignation from office.</p><p>Democratic Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and Republican Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings have been investigating Swallow since early this year. They’re trying to determine if he’s violated any state laws, specifically those against selling influence. Because of that, Gill says Swallow’s resignation will have little, if any, effect on what they’re doing.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:51:47 +0000 Brian Grimmett 38709 at http://kuer.org Investigations Continue Despite Swallow's Resignation Utah GOP Chairman Deflects Attention Away from County Leader's Inflammatory Comments http://kuer.org/post/utah-gop-chairman-deflects-attention-away-county-leaders-inflammatory-comments <p>Utah Republican Party chairman James Evans addressed the media today about inflammatory comments made by Salt Lake County GOP Chairman Chad Bennion. Evans’ comments come more than a week after Bennion first said that District Attorney Sim Gill might be a cop hater and then helped promote a rally aimed against him.</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 22:40:14 +0000 Brian Grimmett 34275 at http://kuer.org Utah GOP Chairman Deflects Attention Away from County Leader's Inflammatory Comments Protestors Clash at Anti-Sim Gill Rally Advertised by Salt Lake County GOP http://kuer.org/post/protestors-clash-anti-sim-gill-rally-advertised-salt-lake-county-gop <p>About 50 people showed up outside the Salt Lake City and County building this afternoon in protest of District attorney Sim Gill, but the demonstrators weren’t without opposition.</p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:57:21 +0000 Brian Grimmett 33955 at http://kuer.org Protestors Clash at Anti-Sim Gill Rally Advertised by Salt Lake County GOP Long List of West Valley City Mayoral Candidates Set for Primary Election Tuesday http://kuer.org/post/long-list-west-valley-city-mayoral-candidates-set-primary-election-tuesday <p>Seven candidates for Mayor of West Valley City are now running campaigns. That long list may be a good sign the city is set to put an equa lly long list of struggles behind it. From where I’m standing near the new Fairbourne TRAX station in West Valley City, on the water stairs in the park next to the TRAX station, facing east I see the newly restored Valley Fair Mall bustling with shoppers, right in front of me the City Offices and the beautiful new Embassy Suites Hotel is to my left just beyond the TRAX line. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 11:56:00 +0000 Bob Nelson 33841 at http://kuer.org Long List of West Valley City Mayoral Candidates Set for Primary Election Tuesday Salt Lake County GOP Chairman Ready for a New Salt Lake County District Attorney http://kuer.org/post/salt-lake-county-gop-chairman-ready-new-salt-lake-county-district-attorney <p>Last week Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill determined that two West Valley City detectives were not justified in their shooting of an unarmed woman. In response, the County’s GOP Chairman Chad Bennion offered some harsh criticism of Gill that isn’t sitting well with some.</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:12:27 +0000 Brian Grimmett 33838 at http://kuer.org Salt Lake County GOP Chairman Ready for a New Salt Lake County District Attorney