Swallow has been swamped with allegations of wrongdoing ever since he took office in January of 2013. There have been allegations of bribery and extortion. He's accused of getting Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to stop an investigation against St. George businessman Jeremy Johnson; Utah prison inmate alleges Swallow and former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff spent his money on fancy trips to a resort in California, and there are claims he violated citizen election laws. But Swallow tells ABC 4 Utah he's innocent of all of it.
"I hope by now the people can see that a lot of allegations were made that simply aren't true, by people that have an ax to grind that simply aren't true,” said Swallow.
Last month the Department of Justice ruled there is no credible evidence to press charges against Swallow and now the Utah State Bar is declining to prosecute the case for the same reason.
"I'm not so sure the bar was very keen on going after one of their own, especially someone in this position,” said Maryanne Martindale.
Martindale is with the Alliance or a Better Utah. The group petitioned the bar to look into the claims against Swallow on the grounds he violated professional conduct, but according to the letter dated October 8th, Martindale did not provide sufficient enough evidence.
It reads "Additionally, the office of professional conduct sent you a letter dated March 1st 2013 asking you to provide information beyond what is readily available in the news to support your allegations. You did not respond to our request.”
It continues. "Without the requested information the o-p-c is unable to proceed with an investigation of the allegations contained in your letter. Accordingly we must decline to prosecute this matter and the case will be closed.”
Martindale told ABC 4 Utah. "Honestly when you read the letter it feels as though they wanted us to do the case for them and hand them a signed, sealed, delivered case."
The bar still has one outstanding case against the attorney general, but without evidence it's likely going to come to the same conclusion. Swallow says given time he expects all the rulings to be in his favor.
Swallow told ABC 4 Utah, "I haven't broken any laws and that I currently haven't violated any of my personal standards or professional standards of ethics and I want the people of Utah to know that."
There are still three cases of wrongdoing still under investigation. The legislature, the Lt. Governor’s office and two state District Attorney’s are looking into the charges facing the Attorney General.