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Utah Attorney General Fights 2 Hostile Workplace Lawsuits

A pair of lawsuits by two former state prosecutors alleging they were retaliated against and forced out of their jobs at the Utah Attorney General's Office for reporting wrongdoing and harassment raises new questions about an office that is only four years removed from a major scandal.

Former Assistant Attorney General Paul G. Amann alleges in his lawsuit that he was wrongly fired in late 2016 for reporting office employees who misused funds and retaliated against whistleblowers.

Amann and a second attorney making similar claims in a harassment lawsuit say they tried to bring their concerns to Reyes, but he did not investigate and ignored their efforts to meet with him.

Reyes' office says employees are free to express complaints and denies that whistleblowers were retaliated against.