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State Leaders Consider Reforms as Bar Complaint Focuses on Ethics

Attention throughout the state’s political elite has turned this week to ethical concerns in the wake of the John Swallow scandal. Organizations like the Alliance for a Better Utah and Utahns for Ethical Government have lead the way in drawing attention to not only allegations of criminal wrongdoing on Swallow’s part, but also to a

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Records Preservation Request Issued in Ongoing AG Investigation

Salt Lake City — The Alliance for a Better UTAH issued a request today to the Utah Governor’s Office and the Utah Attorney General’s Office asking that both offices issue “records preservation orders” in connection with admitted and alleged activities of Attorney General John Swallow. A records preservation order functions as a quasi-litigation hold. It

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Complaint Against State AG Submitted to Utah Bar Association

Salt Lake City — The Alliance for a Better UTAH submitted a complaint today to the Utah Bar Association asking the Bar to investigate whether the state’s leading litigator has violated the Utah Supreme Court’s Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC). Attorney General John Swallow has been the subject of increased scrutiny after disgraced colleague and

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Daily Herald Publishes Opinion on Swallow

The Daily Herald recently published a statement released by Better UTAH Executive Director Maryann Martindale: Swallow’s relationship with Johnson establishes the importance of renewing the need to review the code of ethics and ethical practices applicable to all of Utah’s elected officials. Swallow’s apparent moonlighting as a consultant while being employed on a full-time basis

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More Voices Call for Swallow’s Resignation

The following is the transcript from this week’s Better UTAH Beat that aired on January 15, 2013. —- It has only been a week since John Swallow was sworn in as Utah’s new Attorney General, but he’s already facing calls for his resignation. Editorial boards of not one but two major newspapers, the Salt Lake

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 32 – January 15, 2013

State Attorney General John Swallow has come under increasing fire for his relationship with disgraced businessman Jeremy Johnson. Three Utah papers (Daily Herald, Salt Lake Tribune, and The Spectrum) have all called for his resignation. In addition to the possible illegality of Swallow’s actions, Better UTAH is also pursuing charges of ethical malfeasance by submitting

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Complaint to Utah Bar to Focus on Swallow’s Ethical Lapses

Calls for Utah Attorney General John Swallow’s resignation have now come from two Utah newspapers, the Daily Herald and the Salt Lake Tribune. Other organizations and individuals throughout the state, including Swallow himself, are calling for independent investigations. The Utah Democratic Party has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking for an

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Should Swallow be Disbarred?

Maryann Martindale, executive director of the Alliance for a Better UTAH, released the following statement today regarding recent allegations levied at State Attorney General John Swallow: “The allegations surrounding State Attorney General John Swallow are serious and deserve widespread attention. “As others call for further investigation into these matters, the Alliance for a Better UTAH

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