SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (News4Utah) – Former Utah Attorney General John Swallow is suing the State of Utah for $1.58 million.
The lawsuit filed on Tuesday seeks reimbursement of legal fees Swallow incurred while defending against criminal charges he was later acquitted of.
Court documents state that as a public official who was acquitted of a crime, Swallow is entitled to be reimbursed for attorney fees and costs.
“The case against Mr. Swallow was highly complicated and involved over three terabytes of electronic discovery by the time of trial,” the lawsuit says.
Court papers explain several instances where Swallow hired various attorneys and members of his defense team throughout the three years of trial preparation.
Documents also claim several pretrial legal issues arose thanks to the “tactics used by the State and its agents during the investigation and trial preparation”.
This is a developing story.