FBI investigating Utah AG allegations

Friday , January 25, 2013 - 4:04 PM

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SALT LAKE CITY — The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Utah is confirming the agency and the FBI are investigating allegations made against the state’s new attorney general.

A Utah businessman facing fraud charges has accused Attorney General John Swallow of brokering a deal to pay people connected to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to quash a federal investigation.

Swallow has asked the U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate the allegations made against him, saying it will clear his name.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office does not usually reveal what they are investigating, but spokeswoman Melodie Rydalch says in a statement Friday that they are confirming the probe because of “the extraordinary public interest” in the case.

Rydalch says they will adhere to the facts and law and will not comment any further on the matter.

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