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Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:55 AM

Businessman in fraud case ties Utah AG to scheme

Source: AP


BY ASSOCIATED PRESS

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah businessman accused of running a fraudulent $350 million software scheme says the state attorney general arranged a deal to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make a federal investigation into the software business disappear.

St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson, who’s accused of billing hundreds of thousands of consumers for products they never ordered, told The Salt Lake Tribune that newly elected Attorney General John Swallow set up a deal in 2010 for Johnson to pay $600,000 to people connected to Reid.

Johnson says be believed that Reid, a Nevada senator, might intervene in the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation.

Swallow strongly denies the allegations and maintains he only offered to connect Johnson with a lobbying firm. At the time, he was serving as Utah’s chief deputy attorney general.

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Read more: http://www.salon.com/2013/01/12/businessman_in_fraud_case_ties_utah_ag_to_scheme/

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caseymoz Jan 2013 #1
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Shrike47 Jan 2013 #2
elehhhhna Jan 2013 #3
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:05 PM

1. Either this is very bad for Reid


Or the GOP is performing the Siegelman Maneuver. They have to be really unhappy with the guy.

It looks unlikely on the face of it. I'd guess the GOP must be getting pretty damn desperate.

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Response to caseymoz (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:47 PM

4. . . . or . . .

  • Reid was never contacted and knows nothing; or
  • Reid was contacted, talked to the conspirators long enough to get some information which he waltzed over to the FBI


There isn't enough information in the piece to determine the level Reid's culpability , if any.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:14 PM

2. I could tell you I'm gonna hook you and your money up to God.

Doesn't mean it's true.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:35 PM

3. Must be true, fraudulent thieves never lie.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 01:43 PM

5. Harry has nothing to worry about from this little turd.

Johnson loves to push his personal agenda,the guy is a shyster of the first magnitude. Just Google his name and get ready to read volumes of history on this slimeball. Nothing new hear in Udah,same old just a new day and another Majic Undies Player doing his or her thing. There is no end to the corruption here,and you thought Chicago had issues. This one might be the deal that finally brings in the Feds to clean house.

BTW,read more on this at the SLC Trib site. Orin Hatch has a bit part in this,along with other notables. Harry Reid won't have any issues with this. Just another false equivalency story being ginned up by the Rethugs to smack Mr. Reid.

And so it is in Zion. Just another Willard campaign contributor looking for solace,yah right Jeremy,Karma is wonderful.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 03:10 PM

6. Utah's business world is made up of such terribly corrupt people

Curious mix - the Mormon religion and all these "business" people who are so corrupt.

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