Ex-attorney General Files Sweeping $60M Lawsuit

Jun 7, 2018

Former Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff is suing more than 40 officials and agencies involved in the failed corruption case against him that was dismissed two years ago.

Shurtleff said in a 21-page complaint filed in U.S. District Court Wednesday that he is seeking $60 million to compensate for his pain and suffering.

He claims county, state and federal officials prosecuted him maliciously and relied on fraudulent search warrants to search his home. He also says agents abused his family members during the search.

One of the main targets of the lawsuit is Salt Lake County District Attorney Sam Gill, who said he hadn't reviewed the suit but trusted the litigation process.

Shurtleff had faced pay-to-play charges after prosecutors said he and successor John Swallow accepted money and gifts from businessmen seeking legal protections.