New charge filed against former Utah AG John Swallow

Posted at 2:53 PM, Nov 20, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-20 16:53:40-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Prosecutors have filed a new charge against former Utah Attorney General John Swallow.

On Thursday, the Salt Lake County District Attorney filed a second-degree felony charge of accepting a gift. He previously faced a similar charge.

Read the new charging documents here:

Swallow and former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff face criminal charges in a long-running corruption investigation. The two are accused of soliciting donations and assistance from people facing investigation by the Utah Attorney General’s Office.

A charge of racketeering was recently dropped against Shurtleff.

Both men have maintained their innocence. Recently, the Salt Lake and Davis county attorneys agreed to separate their cases.