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Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow pleaded not guilty on Monday to 14 criminal counts arising from a corruption scandal that has embroiled him and his predecessor in a wide-ranging criminal investigation, his lawyer said.
Swallow, 52, could face up to 30 years in prison if he is convicted on one misdemeanor and 13 felony charges including money-laundering, misuse of public funds, obstruction of justice and falsifying government documents.
His predecessor as the state’s attorney general, Mark Shurtleff, pleaded not guilty last month to two misdemeanors and five felony counts including official misconduct and bribery. Shurtleff also faces up to three decades behind bars if found guilty.
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