SALT LAKE CITY -- Legislative attorneys say 61 law firms from around the country have applied to assist a special Utah House of Representatives committee that's investigating Attorney General John Swallow.
The Office of Legislative Research and General Counsel said Thursday that the applications came in from Washington, D.C., Seattle and Chicago, among other cities.
The Deseret News reports 21 Utah law firms applied for the job.
Swallow has been dogged by allegations of misconduct since January but has repeatedly denied wrongdoing. He's the subject of federal and state investigations.
In June, the Utah House opted to launch their own fact-finding mission.
A panel evaluating the applications from law firms is expected to award a contract on Aug. 9.
Legislative staff say the investigation could cost as much as $3 million.