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Shurtleff wants prosecutors to get specific in corruption case

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Sep 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-18 13:03:38-04

SALT LAKE CITY — In a new court filing, former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is demanding prosecutors get more specific about allegations of wrongdoing.

He also wants prosecutors to provide him with a list of witnesses they intend to call, should his case go to trial.

“The notice problem is compounded here by the State’s dumping on Mr. Shurtleff hundreds of thousands of pages of discovery and scores of audio files with the intent of leaving it to him to guess which facts the State claims support disjunctive — and therefore potentially irrelevant — subsections of the statues under which he is charged and which facts do not,” his attorney wrote in a court filing obtained by FOX 13 on Thursday.

Read the court filing here:

Shurtleff and former Utah Attorney General John Swallow are facing a long list of charges, including bribery and evidence tampering. They are accused of soliciting contributions and offering assistance to people under investigation or facing charges by the attorney general’s office.

Recently, Shurtleff asked the judge to separate his case from Swallow’s.