Utah lawmakers consider impeachment of Swallow

May 15 2013 - 9:44am

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FILE - This Jan. 7, 2013 file photo shows Utah Attorney General John Swallow, left, being sworn in by Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant, right, at the Utah Sate Capitol Rotunda, in Salt Lake City. Legislative leaders troubled by the latest allegations of misconduct leveled against Swallow say they are frustrated by the slow pace of a federal investigation. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
FILE - This Jan. 7, 2013 file photo shows Utah Attorney General John Swallow, left, being sworn in by Chief Justice Matthew B. Durrant, right, at the Utah Sate Capitol Rotunda, in Salt Lake City. Legislative leaders troubled by the latest allegations of misconduct leveled against Swallow say they are frustrated by the slow pace of a federal investigation. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

 

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah lawmakers on Wednesday are expected to discuss the possibility of impeaching Utah's embattled attorney general, among a host of other issues concerning the state's top law enforcement officer.

House Speaker Becky Lockhart says legislators will likely discuss the possibility of impeachment for John Swallow as they reconvene at the Capitol this week for study meetings as they prepare for next year's legislative session.

Some of those sessions scheduled for Wednesday also involve discussions about making the office an appointed position rather than an elected position, and whether any changes are needed to address election law violations.

Utah elections officials announced last week that they're bringing in outside attorneys to determine whether Swallow violated some elections disclosure laws.

Legislators will meet again in June to review more policy ideas.

 

 

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