Mark Shurtleff John Swallow ex-Utah Attorneys General Arrested

Utah Attorney Generals

Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow

Two Plus Two Poker Forum moderator Professionalpoker  posted on 2+2 that Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow, two ex-Utah Attorneys General have been arrested on several bribery charges.

He linked to a Michelle L. Price, Associated Press article on Salon.com.

Prosecutor: 2 ex-Utah attorneys general arrested

For the background and discussion of the poker angle read MulletMan2’s 2+2 thread.

That thread begins with Haley Hintze’s PokerFuse feature article, Jeremy Johnson Alleges $1 Million Harry Reid Bribe on Full Tilt’s Behalf.

For an in depth history of Utah Attorneys General Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow and their shocking actions read the biting, witty and well researched articles by Salty Droid. Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow.

Mark Shurtleff s charged with 10 counts including:

Pattern of unlawful activity, a second degree felony;
Receiving or soliciting a bribe, a second-degree felony;
Accepting a gift, a second-degree felony;
Accepting employment that would impair judgment, a second-degree felony;
Witness tampering, a third-degree felony;
Evidence tampering, a third-degree felony;
Obstructing justice, a third-degree felony.

John Swallow is charged with 13 counts including:

Pattern of unlawful activity, a second-degree felony;
Accepting a gift; a second-degree felony;
Receiving or soliciting a bribe, a second-degree felony;
False statements, a second-degree felony;
Evidence tampering, a third-degree felony;
Misuse of public money, a third-degree felony;
Obstructing justice, a third-degree felony;
Falsification of a government record, a class B misdemeanor;
Failure to disclose a conflict of interest, a class B misdemeanor.

The full Shurtleff, Swallow charges and booking information.

 

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