Amid Allegations of Wrongdoing, Utah AG Swallow Resigns


Utah Attorney General John Swallow announced Thursday that he will resign on Dec. 3 after months of allegations about wrongdoing, reports the Salt Lake Tribune. Swallow, a Republican, was defiant as he stood before reporters, taking swipes at what he called politically motivated attacks.

His resignation comes in the wake of a river of allegations and denials, investigations and revelations — some of which began to spill out within days of his inauguration in January. Claims of facilitating bribes, promises of preferential treatment, extortion and receiving improper gifts piled up against Swallow and his Republican predecessor, Mark Shurtleff.

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