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Governor issues ultimatium to FBI

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - The governor had strong words for federal investigators and prosecutors.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) – It was tough talk from the governor at his monthly news conference.

"I don't understand the delay,” Governor Gary Herbert told reporters. “Either charge or exonerate but let's get it done."

That was the message directed at federal investigators and prosecutors.

The governor seemed to be upset over the federal government's handling of his attorney general.

John Swallow's accused of taking money for a bribe and the FBI is investigating.

"To take four months and not have a decision where this has impacted the AG's ability to move forward is unacceptable.”

Indicted St. George businesses man Jeremy Johnson claimed Swallow took money to help persuade U.S. Senator Harry Reid to stop a federal investigation into Johnson's business practices.

Both Swallow and Senator Reid deny any wrongdoing.

But image is everything in politics

And the governor says it's tarnished Swallow's image.

“I call upon the FBI and the U.S. attorney office to complete this investigation and let us know where it's at so we can go about our business, whatever that needs to be,” the governor says. “It's time.

A spokesman from the U.S. Attorney’s office offered no comment about the governor’s remarks.
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