That’s what a watchdog group and the head of Utah’s Democratic Party are claiming.
A political insider says Swallow may be off the hook with a FBI investigation.
"It is very likely that next week the dept. of justice is going to be sending a letter of clearance to our Attorney General John Swallow, meaning that he will not be prosecuted by the FBI or the DOJ (Dept. of Justice)," says Eric Ethington.
Ethington is editor of the Utah Political Capitol website.
The FBI was investigating Swallow for bribery. He's accused of getting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to stop an investigation against St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson.
A watchdog group says it's still speculation but dropping charges wouldn't surprise her.
“Our biggest concern is we won't ever know what the outcome of that investigation is,” says Mary Ann Martindale with Alliance for a Better Utah.
She says the Department of Justice rarely explains why it drops cases.
"Just because something is not reached the incredible high level of a federal prosecution, doesn't mean that something untoward hasn't happened,” says Jim Dabakis, the Democratic Party chairman.
But they both agree Swallow shouldn't be let off the hook. The legislature, Lt. Governor’s office, two state prosecutors and the Utah State Bar are doing separate investigations.
“While one might not have an area of criminal charges that are pursued they all have a different silo that they're looking in,” says Dabakis.
Some lawmakers say investigating Swallow is a waste of taxpayer money.
But Martindale says the verdict is still out on Swallow's behavior.
“It has to do with ethics,” says Martindale. “It has to do with the public trust. It has to do with potential malfeasance in office. Those are things still need to be investigated and they should be investigated.”