Alliance for a Better Utah questioning Swallow’s ethics

Utah Attorney General John Swallow as Utah Gov. Gary Herbert delivers the State of the State speech to the Utah State Legislature on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/The Deseret News, Tom Smart, Pool)

<span>The Lieutenant Governor’s office said it will appoint a special counsel to investigate alleged campaign law violations committed by Attorney General John Swallow. Mary Ann Martindale of the Alliance for a Better Utah says that comes as good news to her organization.</span>

<span>Martindale said it’s important to remember that Swallow is innocent until proven guilty.</span>

<span>”He has a presumption of innocence, presumption of innocence with the bar complaints, presumption of innocence with the election law of violations,” Martindale said. “The problem comes in that it’s just so much. At what point to you reach the tipping point?</span>

<span>”He’s an elected official. He’s the top legal official of this state. Just the questionable ethics, even if nothing is ruled to have been technically illegal on it.”</span>

On <a href=”″ target=”_blank”>KVNU’s For the People</a> show <span class=”aBn”><span class=”aQJ”>Friday,</span></span> Martindale said there has been a breach of trust with the people if nothing else.

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