Convicted fraudster wants Swallow's office disqualified from case

Jun 24 2013 - 9:45am

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Marc Jenson is due in 3rd District Court for a hearing Monday on charges of fraud and money-laundering.
Marc Jenson is due in 3rd District Court for a hearing Monday on charges of fraud and money-laundering.

SALT LAKE CITY - A convicted fraudster accusing Utah's top lawmen of wrongdoing is asking a judge to disqualify the Attorney General's office from prosecuting him.

Marc Jenson is due in 3rd District Court for a hearing Monday on charges of fraud and money-laundering.

In his latest court filings, Jenson says then-Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and his successor John Swallow exploited his legal troubles years ago for vacation spas and cash payments through an associate.

Jenson is accused of defrauding investors of $2.7 million in a failed ski resort development. He claims he paid money to a self-styled fixer close to Shurtleff to make the case go away. He's in jail for an earlier fraud conviction.

Swallow's private attorney tells The Associated Press that Jenson isn't credible and his allegations are unfounded. Rod Snow questioned why Jenson waited so long to bring up allegations dating to 2005.

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