No federal charges for Utah AG in bribery probe

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Associated Press

Posted on September 12, 2013 at 2:03 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 12 at 2:07 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Attorney General John Swallow says the federal investigation into claims he arranged a bribery scheme has been closed, and no charges are pending.

Swallow says his attorney was told Thursday morning that the Department of Justice's public integrity section had concluded the probe and the agency is not seeking criminal charges.

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff told KSL Radio's Doug Wright earlier in the day that his attorney had received similar news.

The investigation began in January by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Utah. It was handed over to the public-integrity section of the U.S. Justice Department in May.

The Department of Justice declined to comment Thursday, saying that as a matter of policy it doesn't comment when investigations are opened and closed.

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