Utah AG Asks Feds To Probe His Role In Alleged Bribery Plot

Law360, New York (January 14, 2013, 8:12 PM EST) -- Newly elected Utah Attorney General John Swallow on Monday urged federal prosecutors to probe what he characterized as false allegations that he had arranged to bribe U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to halt a Federal Trade Commission investigation into a massive deceptive marketing operation.

The attorney general, who was sworn into office Jan. 7, called on U.S. Attorney David B. Barlow to investigate allegations leveled by business owner Jeremy Johnson that Swallow, a Republican, brokered a deal to pay $600,000 to Democratic Majority Leader Reid...
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