Ex-attorneys General Won't Testify in Fraud Case

Published on July 25, 2014 at 11:47AM

A judge has denied a request that former Utah Attorneys general Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow testify in the case of a jailed former associate charged with fraud and money laundering. Defense attorney Marcus Mumford told The Salt Lake Tribune a judge denied the request during a closed teleconference Wednesday. Mumford did not detail the judge’s reasoning, which has not yet been made public in court records.

Jensen alleges the former attorneys general pursued the fraud case against him after he refused to give Shurtleff $2 million to pay another businessman. Investigators have questioned Shurtleff’s handling of the case but concluded that did not invalidate charges against Jenson. Shurtleff and Swallow were arrested last week on bribery charges after prosecutors say they accepted gifts and money from several businessmen. Shurtleff and Swallow deny any wrongdoing.