SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah businessman says former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff offered him $2 million to stop his campaign to find the man he says ran off with his investment.
The Salt Lake Tribune reported Friday that Shurtleff made the offer in May 2009 to former SCO Group CEO Darl McBride. McBride says Shurtleff offered the deal if McBride abandoned his website, a digital crusade against the man who disappeared with his investment.
McBride says Shurtleff offered to secure the money from convicted fraudster Marc Jenson. Jenson has alleged that in 2009, he paid for meals, golf and massages at a California resort for Shurtleff and John Swallow, Utah's current Attorney General.
Shurtleff declined to comment for the Tribune story and did not return messages from The Associated Press