Ending the ‘culture of corruption’ will take more than a resignation

Over the last year, I’ve talked a lot about the “culture of corruption” that the Attorney General has been steeped in.  I’ve mentioned before that some people within my own party have told me to “Sit down, shut up and stop rocking the boat.”  Not likely. Corruption is never OK. Cover-up is never OK.  Those…

Ruh-roh. IRS filings were falsified.

Yesterday, 7 search warrants in the John Swallow/Mark Shurtleff debacle were unsealed. Issued on December 11, the warrants went to Jason Powers’ group “Guidant Stategies”, to Google, Apple, Yahoo, NetZero and to search Tim Lawson’s home. At this point, it seems like there is almost no claim too unbelievable and yet they are still so…

Money and the Utah AG race

Money and campaigning for Attorney General have been an issue this year, wouldn’t you agree? It still could be.  And no, I don’t mean John Swallow. Of the 8 candidates who are currently in the running to be in the set of 3 names submitted to the governor, most have spent very little on their…

The ongoing Swallow saga

Last week, at one minute after midnight, John Swallow resigned as Utah’s Attorney General, leaving chaos and relief in his wake. Defiant to the end of his tenure, he left the office angry and accusatory, loudly proclaiming his innocence. The state can now move forward with the clean-up and stabilization of the AG’s office, but…

John Swallow and his terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week.

John Swallow did not have a great week last week. Instead of just a bad day, like little Alexander, in the book by Judith Viorst, he had a “terribly, horrible, no good, very bad” week. (Let’s be honest – the entire year hasn’t been a great one.) The week before last, we learned that massive…

Angry and defiant, John Swallow attacks House investigator

After a devastating committee hearing about missing data earlier this week, Utah Attorney General went on the Doug Wright show to give his side of the story. (You can listen to the entire hour right here.) Here’s a little spoiler: One of the best lines of the interview was this: “Maybe I suffer from a little…

AG John Swallow and the plethora of missing records

To hear AG Swallow and his attorney Rod Snow, he is just a victim of unfornate circumstance – his computers and hand-held devices all crashed at the same time. This week, the Salt Lake Tribune has published 3 articles on the missing emails. You can read about “a few” records missing here, then that the…

Time to end the Culture of Corruption

I’ve had it. I’m disgusted at the stories that continue to come out about Utah’s Attorney General. Current guy, previous guy….it’s disgraceful. And the hubris…..the hubris knows no bounds.  In a recent appearance on the Doug Wright show, current AG John Swallow said “I am not a crook” and “I did not have criminal relations…