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Former Utah AG John Swallow files motion to dismiss corruption case

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Posted at 8:52 PM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 22:52:36-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow wants a judge to dismiss the corruption case against him, accusing prosecutors of snooping through his emails.

In a motion filed in court Monday, Swallow’s lawyer accused the Salt Lake County district attorney’s office of going through emails with is former defense attorney, without taking steps to make sure it didn’t violate attorney-client privilege.

Swallow’s new defense attorney is asking the judge to dismiss the entire case as a result.

Swallow is facing corruption related charges, accused of accepting gifts and donations from people facing investigation by the attorney general’s office.

He’s due in court Tuesday.