Ryan Scott Jensen from Utah has been following this John Swallow situation for a while. This is a solid article that gives you a very accurate Time line on John Swallow’s financial reporting sheets. According to Utah Political Capitol John Swallow altered his financial statements which they show you flat out two different version’s of the A. G.’s filings.
You’d think with more sunlight would come more clarity and eventually Swallow’s name would be cleared. However this story just adds another twist leaving more questions and concerns about the Current A.G. among many years from the past with Mark Shurtleff at the realm.
When is enough enough for this office and the Capital? The Governor needs to Slide his friend John Swallow a friendly note explaining he needs to step down so the Office and Utah Cabinet can move forward with the public’s interest.
Ryan Scott Jensen
Gary Herbert finally speaks out about the John Swallow scandal and confirms that he believes we need ethic reforms but maintains the fact that John Swallow made some mistakes. I find it appalling that Governor Herbert can say that we need an ethics panel but he will still allow Swallow to retain his post even after his “ethic lapse”.
Gary Herbert doesn’t want an investigation either because he has done just as much dirt if not more shady and back door dealings just like Mark Shurtleff and John Swallow.
Only a few of the small examples would be, DABC (liquor) problems, UDOT problems, Now a Swallow Scandal. Sounds like the governor is having a free for all in office. Keep in mind this is a short rattling of a long list of shady dealings with these guys. Most Utahans are shocked that the Utah GOP would even agree to an ethics reform. “well over due”.
Gary Herbert is covering for John Swallow
Hell I will be honest… I am surprised The Governor got behind Ethics reform! I am stunned that he said Swallow would only need to resign if he were convicted??? Sounds like the whole office from the Governor down has Ethic issues… You can say Mr. Swallow didn’t break the law, however if we are going to change the laws and rules because of this scenario, obviously Mr. Swallow shouldn’t be in office and is doing some unethical things. It goes much farther than putting and ethics committee together. Especially if the ones violating the ethics put the Committee in place? Not very Smart Utah!