KUER Local News
4:39 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Salt Lake County District Attorney Files Charges Against Tim Lawson, Shurtleff's "Fixer"

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.

“We filed one count of what’s called a pattern of unlawful activity, what’s called the Utah version of racketeering, which takes into account a series of other predicate offenses, in this case tax violation, retaliations, obstruction,” he says.

Gill would not say if these charges filed against Lawson indicate that Shurtleff or Swallow could be charged, but he did says the investigation continues.

“We still have an ongoing investigation in conjunction with the Davis County DA’s office looking into these allegations and we will continue to do so," he says. "And if and when there is something for us to look and file those charges we have set up a protocol and to address that at that time.”

Lawson has been taken into custody and booked into the Utah County Jail. His bond is set at $250,000.