Where there's smoke....
And yet Swallow gets to keep his law license and was allowed to stay employed
after he resigned so he could collect a yearly pension of $12,000. Why was this
allowed to happen?
WOW!!! Really??? 1 million to recover data??? I defiantly need to change
professions! It never ceases to amaze me at the continual increasing costs of
legal cases!!! Amazing and sickening at the same time!!! It seems that our
government has no trouble spending my money for things that I find outrageous!
When will it ever end! Thus the reason everyone hates giving tax monies to
people who cant even balance their checkbooks or spend within a budget,
something all us free market enterprisers have to learn and practice!
Unfortunately our government leaders have never learned this and spend as if
there is no end!!! This should offend everyone of us "commoners"!!!
This all fine and dandy, but when is he going to be prosecuted?
Gee.... I'm shocked! Not!Time for Mr Swallow to go to jail. I
mean, honestly, how many more lies must this guy tell?
So Mr. Swallow's attorney wants us to believe that the data disappeared
from every electronic device his client owned since 2009 by accident? Seriously?
How gullible does he think Utah citizens are? He was incredibly brazen to engage
in these activities in the first place, not to mention as an officer of the
court, but then to thumb his nose at the people by boldly conducting an
indefensible cover-up, all the while protesting his innocence! What on earth was
he thinking?I hope the State of Utah sues Mr. Swallow to recover the
costs of this investigation, as well as files criminal charges for not only his
fraudulent activities, but also for tampering with evidence and hindering the
And of course this being Utah, the Republican Party will not nor will ever be
If John Swallow were a Democrat, this would be a much bigger story in Utah, and
he would have been arrested long ago. Much of the right-leaning citizenry of
this fine state dismisses the conduct of Mr. Swallow by saying things like,
"he was forced to resign - hasn't he suffered enough?". I love
how some people in Utah are complaining that we are wasting tax-payer money to
investigate this man, but have zero problem with the state spending money to
fight marriage equality. Sad, Sad, Sad.
RE Dixie DanI agree! He should be prosecuted and held accountable.
His pention should be stripped, because he "earned" it under the
umbrella of illegal activities.I'm willing to see our State
spend the necessary money to make sure this behavior is no longer permitted. I
fear though, that the cost will give the State the excuse to allow a member of
their 'good ole' boy' network to go free!
"'No matter what the dollar amount is, people are going to find a way
around it,'" Hemingway said."Isn't that a nice
comment from one of our elected lawmakers?What chance does the
public have if our elected lawmakers have that attitude regarding ethics.It that statement is true, what hope does the public have for ethical
conduct from our legislature?And how would we really ever tell who
the good guys are as opposed to the bad?
No citizen of Utah is happy with John Swallow, but there is great moral outrage
from the Democrats over Mr. Swallow. How could this happen, an elected public
servant lying? Yet they are silent when the Clintons, Mr. Obama, Eric Holder and
other current White House figures are opaque or outright lie.
Continued denials from Swallow would indicate that he's lost his sense of
right and wrong.At this point the investigators have spent the money and
will now publish the information to give us some value for the money. Swallow
will be further embarrassed by the revelations.He should have resigned
last July and saved us all the grief.
I wonder where 2 bits and Mike Richards are now. The majority of us saw this
coming long ago but some refused to believe it. I haven't heard from the
Swallow supporters in awhile now.
@ crazladieMy guess is that you do not understand the processes
required to recover data. No small process. I agree that needing to spend the
money is painful but that is the price we pay to live under the law that says
innocent until proven otherwise. There were multiple devices that they attempted
to recover data from but only succeeded on one. The cost has nothing to do with
the fact that the "government" requested it. You need to hope that if
you are ever accused of wrong doing that no cost will be spared to prove your
innocence. He has been saying that he is innocent. Time for him to come forward
and stop the bleeding of our dollars...
To "Dixie Dan" he gets to keep his license and pension because we are a
nation of laws. He was not kicked out of office before becoming eligible for
the retirement. As for his license, that is up to the State Bar to take care
of, that is not a matter of opinion to determine who keeps their license and who
does not.To "Kings Court" they are not going to prosecute
this because even if he is found guilty, the punishment is only to be removed
from office. No fines or jail time is included.To "The Real
Maverick" if lies were all it took to convict a politician and put them into
jail, then we would have more than enough evidence to put Obama into jail for
the rest of his life. The fact is lies are not enough.
So when will charges be filed?
Dixie Dan:It's allowed to happen because Mr. Swallow is a Good
Ol boy Republican in Utah. Prosecutors could not see his resignation coming?
Give me a break!So let me get this straight Utah, the majority of us
have no problem with a Governor who gave 13 million dollars of free money to a
Construction Company who did nothing and you want to rake this Guy over the
coals? Believe me I want this guy to go down too but allowing him
to stay in office just long enough to get his benefit's is in it's
self a crime. If the prosecutors in this State were that inept then we would
all be in trouble, the problem is they are not, they know exactly what they are
doing. What a shame.
To "Obama10" and "sid 6.7" what is the point in prosecuting?
The law says that if he was found guilty that he would be removed from office.
What sort of punishment can be imposed if he is already out of office?Would you prosecute a drunk driver if he was already dead?
Re Red Shirt:I'm not familiar with the law you speak of but if
you are right I am not too sure I don't agree with you. If he
is not going to do time, loose his license or pay monetarily then as Red Shirt
said above what's the point?
To: Redshirt1701, Mr. Swallow seems to have violated more laws than would just
have him removed from office. He may have violated numerous other laws that
would deserve prosecution. As for the example of prosecuting the drunk driver
if he is already dead.....Mr. Swallow is hardly dead and receiving a pension
that he may not deserve and living quite well. Not a very good example
4601, when Eric Holder or Barack Obama lie about who gave them campaign
contributions and then change their minds about prosecuting somebody, I'll
be the first to condemn them. aceroinox asks,So Mr.
Swallow's attorney wants us to believe that the data disappeared from every
electronic device his client owned since 2009 by accident? Seriously? How
gullible does he think Utah citizens are? To which I reply---Look at
who they vote for. There's no way the Tea Partiers are going to deliver
all the stuff they claim they stand for, but that doesn't stop them from
promising it.Would you spend $2 million to defend a lost cause in
court? Utah's elected officials did!
To "sin 6.7" see "Lt. Gov. satisfied with Swallow resignation,
won't pursue civil case" on KSL. The Lt. Governor explains why they
are not going to court with this.See also "Utah AG: State Bar
has closed one Swallow investigation, won't prosecute" in the Trib.The State Bar, from what I understand, can reopen the case. That is up
to them to determine.
To "Utefan60" if he has violated more than the election laws, what laws
did he violate? From the beginning people have been saying that he violated
more than election laws, yet nobody knows what has been violated. Please tell
us what laws he has violated.It is just your opinion that he
shouldn't get is pension. However, as I stated before, we are a nation of
laws. Public opinion does not determine a person's guilt or their ability
to collect their contractual pension.