Two Former Utah Attorneys General Arrested for Bribery

John Swallow and Mark Shurtleff, both former Utah attorneys general, were arrested at their respective homes on bribery charges this morning.

The pair is accused of taking at least $50,000 from people who faced investigation from the attorney general's office, the Associated Press reports. Swallow faces 13 charges, and Shurtleff (above) faces 10. From the AP:

They used a luxury jet and personal property belonging to a businessman in trouble with regulators, authorities said. Swallow also used the businessman's million-dollar houseboat on Lake Powell, according to officials.

They stayed at a high-end Newport Beach resort where they enjoyed meals, golf, clothing and massages paid for by another businessman who had been charged months earlier with fraud by the Utah attorney general's office.

They're also accused of trying to cover up the alleged schemes.

Swallow served as Utah's attorney general for less than a year in 2013, resigning amidst allegations of bribery, and was Shurtleff's deputy for several years. Shurtleff, his predecessor, served from 2001 to 2013. Both men deny guilt.

[Image via AP]