Top Lawman Who Resigned Amid Scandal Running After Acquittal
A former Utah attorney general who resigned amid a public corruption scandal filed to take another run at his old job. John Swallow was acquitted of bribery charges at trial and said on a campaign website he's now better prepared to return and finish his vision and protect residents from abuse of their rights. The Salt Lake Tribune reports Swallow did not immediately make further comment. He is the second Republican to challenge current Attorney General Sean Reyes, who was appointed to replace him after his resignation in 2013. David Leavitt is also in the running for the GOP nomination. Democratic defense attorney Greg Skordas and Kevin Probasco vying for that party's nod.