Prosecutors on Monday dropped three bribery charges in the case against former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.
Though the ex-top lawman still faces five felony and two misdemeanor counts, his lawyer called the removal of pay-to-play allegations a game-changer in the criminal case. “It should never have been in there,” Richard Van Wagoner said.
Prosecutors say Shurtleff accepted money and gifts like beach vacations and the use of luxury homes and boats while in office.
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