John Swallow

Republican Utah Attorney General

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  • A major political donor under indictment in Utah has admitted to laundering thousands of dollars in donations to now Senator Mike Lee's 2010 campaign for the United States Senate. Businessman Jeremy Johnson informed investigators that John Swallow, Lee's friend and now disgraced former Attorney General of Utah, requested he give thousands of dollars to various individuals who then donated that money to Mike Lee. Senator Lee's office released a statement claiming "at no time during or since the 2010 campaign was Sen. Lee or anyone associated with the Lee campaign aware of any unlawful contributions to the Lee campaign."
  • Utah Attorney General John Swallow is stepping down because of the toll of multiple investigations that have hounded him since he took office earlier this year, his attorney said Nov 21. The Utah lieutenant governor's office is getting close to completing its four-month investigation of campaign disclosure accusations against Swallow. Swallow's lawyer says the resignation is not related to the findings of the investigation. The Utah House is in the midst of its own inquiry into of Swallow, and two county prosecutors are also investigating whether the Utah attorney general's office broke any state laws.

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