SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah Attorney General John Swallow will turn over a raft of documents to a House impeachment committee investigating his business dealings, his spokesman said Thursday.
The House panel demanded Swallow turn over records of any gifts, favors or spa vacations he received from a list of businessmen. The subpoenas issued Thursday seek documents on any air travel, meals, entertainment and lodging that Swallow or any member of his family received from Jeremy Johnson and others.
Johnson has been indicted on 86 counts of fraud and money laundering for selling what federal prosecutors call bogus get-rich schemes on the Internet.
Swallow and the attorney general's office have until Oct. 11 to comply with the subpoenas. They're also supposed to turn over copies of any records they already provided for other state and federal investigations.
"The attorney general's office will comply with the subpoena and continue to cooperate with the investigation," Paul Murphy, a spokesman for Swallow, said Thursday.
The demands come after the U.S. Department of Justice closed its own investigation of Swallow and told his lawyers it would not file any charges. Former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff, who has been linked to some of the claims against Swallow, received similar news from his lawyer.
Some Utah legislators have questioned whether that means the House has little to investigate.
The Republican-controlled House voted in July to look into Swallow's conduct since he joined the attorney general's office as a chief deputy in 2009. He became attorney general in January after an election. Swallow, a Republican, has denied any wrongdoing.
Johnson and another businessman in trouble with the law, Marc Jenson, have accused Swallow and Shurtleff of making promises or suggestions of protection in exchange for cash, favors and spa vacations.
Jenson, a convicted fraudster recently sent to prison for failing to pay restitution, has said he paid for meals, golf and massages for Shurtleff and Swallow at a California resort in 2009.
Johnson claims Utah's top lawmen offered to arrange a plot to bribe U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to stop an investigation by the Federal Trade Commission of Johnson's business practices. Reid and Swallow have denied the allegations.
The House investigative panel has the power to issue subpoenas, interview witnesses under oath and grant them immunity from prosecution. The panel will deliver a factual report to the House but will not make any recommendation on what action should be taken against Swallow. A House vote for impeachment would lead to a trial in the Senate.