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Prosecutors want more time to hand over evidence in Shurtleff, Swallow cases

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Posted at 10:32 AM, Oct 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-01 17:07:43-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Prosecutors are asking for more time to hand over a “large amount” of evidence in the criminal cases against former Utah attorneys general Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow.

In a legal filing on Tuesday, Salt Lake County prosecutor Chou Chou Collins asked a judge for more time to turn over discovery in the corruption case.

“The State provided Defendant Shurtleff and Defendant Swallow with a large amount of discovery information which was electronically stored in bulk on hard drives,” she wrote. “The State has since contracted with Salt Lake Legal to process and organize that large amount of information, as well as other materials received subsequent to July 30 by the State. Salt Lake Legal is nearly, but not yet, finished processing and organizing those materials.”

Read the filing here:

Shurtleff has demanded that prosecutors hand over the discovery promptly, as well as provide more detail about the charges against him and the witnesses the state intends to call.

Read the reply filing by Shurtleff’s attorneys here:

Shurtleff and Swallow are charged in connection with a corruption investigation by the Salt Lake and Davis County attorneys. They are charged with a number of crimes, including bribery and evidence tampering. The two are accused of soliciting contributions and offering assistance to people under investigation by the attorney general’s office.