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Defense: Bribery charges against Utah official desperate

Mar 01, 2017 - Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The prosecution's bribery case against a former Utah attorney general is a "house of cards" built on the foundation of a convicted fraudster who can't be believed, a defense attorney said Wednesday during closing arguments.

Prosecutors crafted a desperate, false narrative to make routine political dealings by John Swallow seem criminal, said attorney Scott Williams.

He reminded the jury that before a county prosecutor filed charges, the U.S. Department of Justic...