SALT LAKE CITY -- Two county district attorneys in Utah are investigating whether the Utah Attorney General's Office broke any state laws.
Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill and Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings released a statement Thursday that had few details but said the investigation has been in conjunction with federal authorities and has been ongoing for months.
No one in the Attorney General's Office had been contacted regarding the investigation, said agency spokesman Paul Murphy.
Attorney General John Swallow is the subject of a federal investigation and target of complaints filed at the Utah State Bar Association.
The state elections office has also appointed special counsel to investigate whether he broke election disclosure laws.
Swallow and his attorneys have said the allegations are without merit and expect his name will be cleared when the investigations are complete.
Gill told The Associated Press on Thursday that information was brought to the prosecutors' attention by attorneys for Marc Jenson, a convicted fraudster who has alleged that in 2009, he paid for meals, golf and massages for Swallow and then-Attorney General Mark Shurtleff at a California resort in 2009.
The Utah Attorney General's Office had charged Jenson with felony securities violations months earlier. Swallow was chief fundraiser for Shurtleff and only months away from being appointed his chief deputy.
Swallow and Shurtleff have denied any wrongdoing.
Gill and Rawlings would not elaborate further on the investigation.
Messages left with Swallow's attorney Rod Snow and Jenson's attorney Brent Burningham were not returned.