Utah's good old boys network takes yet another hit. Excellent work Sim.
This is the first time I have seen the the possible charges against
Swallow/Shurtleff. It is both large and impressive.
Whether they are found guilty in a court of law, federal or state, their actions
have undermined their office they held and the 100s of employees who are
dedicated and qualified to oversee and prosecute real cases in Utah. The people
in the State of Utah deserve better elected officials. However, the attorneys
within the AG's office tried to tell state GOP delegates that at their
convention when Sean Reyes had a chance to be the AG. However, I am sure there
was concern of losing their jobs for supporting Mr. Reyes, an outsider to AG
Shurtleff's hand picked successor he defended until election week in
November.Executives are skirting around laws with support from their
attorneys and Attorney Generals at all levels of government. The courts and
Legislative bodies at the various levels don't always defend the
Constitution, either. That would be considered over reacting due to politics
not sworn responsibilities, they put their hand to defend.
How did these guys get elected to public office? (besides lots of money)
With all that activity when did they have time to do their jobs?
I am guessing the investigations will be wrapped up in mid-October, just in time
for the November elections and Mr. Gill's re-election.That
being said - any wrongdoing by Swallow and Shurtleff should be prosecuted to the
fullest extent possible. Voters need to wake up and do a little research about
who they are voting for. These allegations were floating around before the
election but were ignored by most, including many in the media. We also need to
do more to encourage good people to run for office. It is sad that in so many
races we have to choose between the lesser of two evils.
Let me see - 18 months, 15 search warrants, and the prosecution is still trying
to build a case? Sounds more like someone trying to make name for themselves.