Committee investigating Utah AG John Swallow ready to ride

Posted at 4:36 PM, Sep 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-11 18:36:19-04

SALT LAKE CITY – Members of the committee investigating Utah Attorney General John Swallow said the investigation’s pace is about to pick up.

The House Special Investigative Committee met for a second time, and they were looking at allegations of ethical improprieties involving Swallow’s personal and campaign finances as well as the possible misuse of his former position as chief deputy attorney general.

Steven Reich is the lead attorney for the investigation, and he told the committee his law firm and private investigators would report back to the committee at least once every two weeks, with more updates likely.

Committee Chairman Rep. Jim Dunnigan, R-District 39, said the investigation is ready to move ahead.

“Now our investigators get to work,” he said. “They’ve been organizing, as well as our special counsel, and the pace will accelerate. We have our horses now, and we’re riding them.”

Dunnigan said the investigation will be “all-encompassing,” and he said they are not working under a specific deadline.