John Swallow, Steve McCaughey

Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow, right, appears at the Matheson Courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday alongside his attorney Steve McCaughey for an arraignment hearing. Swallow has pleaded not guilty Monday to 13 charges of bribery and other crimes after prosecutors say he accepted beach vacations and use of a luxury houseboat from businessmen in trouble with regulators.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow says he has reached a settlement with the state to receive $1.5 million in legal fees he amassed during a court battle that ended with a jury acquitting him of bribery.

Swallow said in a news release Friday announcing the settlement that the money is "largely symbolic" because he and his family can't fully recover from the damage of the "utterly false" allegations made against him.

The Utah Attorney General's Office didn't immediately return an email seeking comment.

The settlement is expected to be formally approved at a legislative special session Sept. 16.

Swallow resigned in 2013 after less than one year in office amid bribery and corruption allegations. The next year, prosecutors filed charges accusing Swallow of taking campaign donations and gifts in exchange for favorable treatment.

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