Utah House of Representatives http://kuer.org en Swallow Scandal Results in Campaign Finance Changes http://kuer.org/post/swallow-scandal-results-campaign-finance-changes <p>The scandal surrounding former Utah Attorney General John Swallow not only ended in his resignation, but also brought about several changes to Utah’s campaign finance reporting laws.&nbsp;</p><p>The House’s investigation into John Swallow came with a price tag of about $4 million. A cost House Speaker Becky Lockhart says was well worth it.</p><p>“It was a high cost, but we cannot put a price on public trust," she says. "One does not cut corners when the very integrity of the justice system is at question.”</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 06:14:26 +0000 Brian Grimmett 43367 at http://kuer.org Swallow Scandal Results in Campaign Finance Changes House Swallow Investigation Approves Final Report http://kuer.org/post/house-swallow-investigation-approves-final-report <p class="p1">The House Special Investigative Committee of <span class="s1">former Utah Attorney General </span>John Swallow approved their final report Tuesday ending a nearly 9 months long process.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:22:27 +0000 Brian Grimmett 43223 at http://kuer.org House Swallow Investigation Approves Final Report Committee Report Shows AG's Office Was For Sale Under Swallow http://kuer.org/post/committee-report-shows-ags-office-was-sale-under-swallow <p>During day two of the House Investigative Committee’s report on former Attorney General John Swallow, investigators described a web of organizations that Swallow used to hide and obscure money received from payday lending companies. Chief investigator James Mintz said he accomplished this with the help of campaign consultant Jason Powers, who created most of the shell organizations.</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 02:26:32 +0000 Brian Grimmett 39858 at http://kuer.org Committee Report Shows AG's Office Was For Sale Under Swallow House Investigative Committee Reports Swallow Obstructed Investigation http://kuer.org/post/house-investigative-committee-reports-swallow-obstructed-investigation <p>In a day long meeting, special counsel Steve Reich revealed information that former Attorney General John Swallow intentionally created and deleted data in an effort to mislead the Utah House investigation.</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 00:13:51 +0000 Brian Grimmett 39808 at http://kuer.org House Investigative Committee Reports Swallow Obstructed Investigation Swallow Denies Deleting Emails, Accuses House Committeee of Being Unprofessional http://kuer.org/post/swallow-denies-deleting-emails-accuses-house-committeee-being-unprofessional <p>Embattled Utah Attorney General John Swallow is denying that he ever intentionally deleted emails from his computers. He’s also accusing the special counsel for the House committee investigating him of being inflammatory and unprofessional.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 23:30:43 +0000 Brian Grimmett 37903 at http://kuer.org Swallow Denies Deleting Emails, Accuses House Committeee of Being Unprofessional Missing Files in AG Investigation "Very Troubling" For Committee http://kuer.org/post/missing-files-ag-investigation-very-troubling-committee <p>The special counsel in the investigation of Utah Attorney General told the committee today that he is deeply concerned about the extent of missing electronic documents from John Swallow.</p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 22:06:56 +0000 Brian Grimmett 37789 at http://kuer.org Missing Files in AG Investigation "Very Troubling" For Committee House Committee Investigating John Swallow Asks For Your Help http://kuer.org/post/house-committee-investigating-john-swallow-asks-your-help <p>The special counsel and investigator for the <a href="http://le.utah.gov/Interim/2013/html/00003127.htm" target="_blank">House Special Investigative Committee of Utah Attorney General John Swallow</a> formally introduced themselves to legislators today and outlined their plan for the investigation.</p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:45:52 +0000 Brian Grimmett 35260 at http://kuer.org House Committee Investigating John Swallow Asks For Your Help House Special Investigative Committee Dives Into Investigation of Utah AG John Swallow http://kuer.org/post/house-special-investigative-committee-dives-investigation-utah-ag-john-swallow <p>A week before their second meeting, the House Special Investigative Committee is already collecting documents and creating a list of potential witnesses as it looks into allegations against Utah Attorney General John Swallow.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 21:39:03 +0000 Brian Grimmett 34996 at http://kuer.org House Special Investigative Committee Dives Into Investigation of Utah AG John Swallow House chooses Special Counsel for Investigation of John Swallow http://kuer.org/post/house-chooses-special-counsel-investigation-john-swallow <p>The House Special Investigative Committee <a href="http://www.utahreps.net/investigations/special-counsel-chosen-for-house-special-investigative-committee" target="_blank">is naming Akin Gump Strauss Hauer &amp; Feld LLP</a> as the outside counsel they’ll use in their investigation of Utah Attorney General John Swallow.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 22:54:12 +0000 Brian Grimmett 33727 at http://kuer.org House chooses Special Counsel for Investigation of John Swallow Special Investigative Committee of John Swallow Could Go Into Next Year http://kuer.org/post/special-investigative-committee-john-swallow-could-go-next-year <p>The House Special Investigative committee of Utah Attorney General John Swallow held their first meeting today and received a general overview their new responsibilities.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:31:20 +0000 Brian Grimmett 33524 at http://kuer.org Special Investigative Committee of John Swallow Could Go Into Next Year House Speaker Removes Rep. Snow From Swallow Investigation http://kuer.org/post/house-speaker-removes-rep-snow-swallow-investigation <p>Utah House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart has removed Representative Lowry Snow from the special investigative committee of Utah Attorney General John Swallow.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:44:29 +0000 Brian Grimmett 33033 at http://kuer.org House Speaker Removes Rep. Snow From Swallow Investigation Speaker Names Five Republicans, Four Democrats to Special Investigative Committee http://kuer.org/post/speaker-names-five-republicans-four-democrats-special-investigative-committee <p>House Speaker Becky Lockhart has announced the names of the representatives who will serve on the special committee investigating Utah Attorney General John Swallow.</p> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 23:42:39 +0000 Brian Grimmett 32581 at http://kuer.org Speaker Names Five Republicans, Four Democrats to Special Investigative Committee Utah House Approves Creation of Committee to Investigate John Swallow http://kuer.org/post/utah-house-approves-creation-committee-investigate-john-swallow <p>The Utah House of Representatives <a href="http://le.utah.gov/DynaBill/svotes.jsp?sessionid=2013H1&amp;voteid=14&amp;house=H" target="_blank">voted to form a committee to investigate</a> Utah Attorney General John Swallow today.</p> Wed, 03 Jul 2013 21:46:55 +0000 Brian Grimmett 31867 at http://kuer.org Utah House Approves Creation of Committee to Investigate John Swallow Utah House Not Yet Discussing Impeachment of Attorney General http://kuer.org/post/utah-house-not-yet-discussing-impeachment-attorney-general <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Utah legislature is meeting this week for their monthly interim meetings but they don’t plan on discussing the fate or potential impeachment of Attorney General John Swallow.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Speaker of the House Rebecca Lockhart says she’s concerned about the recent allegations brought against Attorney General John Swallow and that they’re looking into how the legislature might address them.</p> Tue, 14 May 2013 22:48:48 +0000 Brian Grimmett 29288 at http://kuer.org Utah House Not Yet Discussing Impeachment of Attorney General