Utah Attorney General tied to fraud case
By Justin Haas
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah: A Utah businessman who has been accused with mail fraud, bank fraud, and money laundering claims that the state attorney general arranged a deal to pay Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to make the federal investigation on the matter disappear.
Businessman Jeremy Johnson, who is accused of operating a $350 million fraudulent business which billed hundreds of thousands of people for products they never purchased, told the Salt Lake Tribune that Attorney General John Swallow arranged a deal for him to pay $600,000 to people connected to Harry Reid. He said it was because he believed that Reid might intervene in the federal investigation into the matter.
Johnson provided emails, financial statements, photos, and a transcript of a meeting with swallow to the newspaper.
Swallow denied the accusations and claimed that he offered to connect Johnson with a lobbying firm. Neither the FBI or Reid's office have commented on the allegations.