Missing Documents a Concern for House Investigative Committee of Utah AG John Swallow

Oct 31, 2013

The chair of the House committee investigating Utah Attorney General John Swallow says he’s concerned about possible missing documents from the Attorney General’s office.

Back in September the investigative committee issued subpoenas to John Swallow and the Attorney General’s office requesting a broad range of documents. On Thursday, The Salt Lake Tribune reported that some documents requested by the committee were missing. Committee chairman Representative Jim Dunnigan confirmed that in the course of going through the documents investigators didn’t find all that they expected to.

“Well some of the records that we think should be there are missing," he says. "And as we go forward and we have analysis completed, I think we’ll have a better idea of what is missing and what is recoverable.”

He says he doesn’t know why they are missing or if any of the files were deleted intentionally. Paul Murphy is the communications director for the Attorney General. He says the office is doing everything they can to cooperate with the investigation but would not address the subject of the missing documents.

Dunnigan says the investigative committee will meet next Tuesday. By then, they should have more information about what kinds of documents are missing and the likelihood that they will be recoverable.