Utah AG says election complaint should be dismissed

2013-04-12T14:08:00Z 2013-05-08T13:38:43Z Utah AG says election complaint should be dismissedThe Associated Press The Associated Press
April 12, 2013 2:08 pm  • 

SALT LAKE CITY — Attorney General John Swallow says a campaign-disclosure complaint filed against him should be dismissed and says he filled out his 2012 election forms accurately and truthfully.

Swallow's personal attorneys disputed claims made by a progressive political group in an official response filed with the Utah lieutenant governor's office, which oversees elections.

In March, the group filed a complaint alleging Swallow failed to report several business interests on his campaign disclosure forms last year.

The response says two of the 12 charges made by the Alliance for a Better Utah involve a case of mistaken identity and reference other men named John Swallow, not the attorney general.

The lieutenant governor's office is reviewing the complaint. If it is determined the complaint warrants further investigation, special counsel can be appointed to investigate.

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