AG wants new prosecutor to try controversial case

AG wants new prosecutor to try controversial case

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - Someone else besides the Attorney General will have to prosecute the controversial case involving Marc Sessions Jensen.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) – Attorney General is requesting another prosecutor to handle criminal charges against Marc Sessions Jensen.

Jensen is the controversial prison inmate who has made allegations that former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and current AG John Swallow with trying to shake him down for money.

The question now becomes who will prosecute Jensen. His attorney is watching this with great interest.

“We're very pleased with the result,” says Marcus Mumford. “We think it was the appropriate thing for Mr. Swallow’s office to disqualify themselves.”

The decision by the AG comes after allegations by Jensen who is serving time for securities fraud.

Jensen claimed Shurtleff asked him for $2 million dollars with Swallow listening in.

And Jensen also claimed the pair wined and dined at his resort while his office investigated him for fraud.

“What we've been after from the beginning is to eliminate the potential conflict of interests and impropriety,” says Mumford.

Swallow notified the judge he wants someone else to prosecute Jensen.

But now Jensen's attorney wants a new trial on the case Jensen's serving time for.

“(It’s) based on some new evidence that's come to light,” says Mumford. "Our strategy from the beginning has been to seek justice and a fair trial for Mr. Jensen.

Mumford is also concerned over who may be the new prosecutor.

“He can’t be someone who made campaign contributions to him,” says Mumford.
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