Utah House of Representatives

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12:14 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Swallow Scandal Results in Campaign Finance Changes

Utah Attorney General John Swallow resigns from office
Brian Grimmett

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. 

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.

“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.”

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2:22 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

House Swallow Investigation Approves Final Report

Rep. Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville
Brian Grimmett

The House Special Investigative Committee of former Utah Attorney General John Swallow approved their final report Tuesday ending a nearly 9 months long process.

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7:26 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Committee Report Shows AG's Office Was For Sale Under Swallow

Diagram of how Swallow used a web of entities for donors to hide their contributions
Brian Grimmett

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.

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5:13 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

House Investigative Committee Reports Swallow Obstructed Investigation

Investigators show a slide of a timline of when John Swallow created invoices for work done in previous years.
Brian Grimmett

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.

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4:30 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Swallow Denies Deleting Emails, Accuses House Committeee of Being Unprofessional

File: Utah Attorney General John Swallow
Brian Grimmett

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.

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3:06 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Missing Files in AG Investigation "Very Troubling" For Committee

Special Counsel Steve Reich, center, addresses the House Special Investigative Committee of Utah AG John Swallow
Brian Grimmett

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.

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3:45 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

House Committee Investigating John Swallow Asks For Your Help

Special Counsel Steve Reich of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld addresses the House Special Investigative Committee of John Swallow
Brian Grimmett

The special counsel and investigator for the House Special Investigative Committee of Utah Attorney General John Swallow formally introduced themselves to legislators today and outlined their plan for the investigation.

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3:39 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

House Special Investigative Committee Dives Into Investigation of Utah AG John Swallow

Rep. Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, conducts the first meeting of the House Special Investigative Committee
Brian Grimmett

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.

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4:54 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

House chooses Special Counsel for Investigation of John Swallow

File: Utah Attorney General John Swallow
Brian Grimmett

The House Special Investigative Committee is naming Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as the outside counsel they’ll use in their investigation of Utah Attorney General John Swallow.

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3:31 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Special Investigative Committee of John Swallow Could Go Into Next Year

Rep. Jim Dunnigan, R-Taylorsville, conducts the first meeting of the House Special Investigative Committee
Brian Grimmett

The House Special Investigative committee of Utah Attorney General John Swallow held their first meeting today and received a general overview their new responsibilities.

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3:44 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

House Speaker Removes Rep. Snow From Swallow Investigation

File: Utah Attorney General John Swallow
Brian Grimmett

Utah House Speaker Rebecca Lockhart has removed Representative Lowry Snow from the special investigative committee of Utah Attorney General John Swallow.

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5:42 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Speaker Names Five Republicans, Four Democrats to Special Investigative Committee

Speaker of the House Becky Lockhart during Wednesday's special legislative session
Brian Grimmett

House Speaker Becky Lockhart has announced the names of the representatives who will serve on the special committee investigating Utah Attorney General John Swallow.

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3:46 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Utah House Approves Creation of Committee to Investigate John Swallow

View of the House voting board after passage of HR 9001 that creates a committee to investigate John Swallow
Brian Grimmett

The Utah House of Representatives voted to form a committee to investigate Utah Attorney General John Swallow today.

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4:48 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Utah House Not Yet Discussing Impeachment of Attorney General

File: Utah State Capitol
Brian Grimmett

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.  

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.

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